A straw bale house in western Ukraine
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Resurgence in interest in straw bale houses in western Ukraine

Traditional house construction methods are enjoying a resurgence in western Ukraine as prospective home owners look to get the best deal for the money.

Straw bale houses - where twigs, branches and straw bales are covered in clay to form the walls of a solid modern home - are said to be half as expensive as bricks and mortar homes and already come insulated with organic material.

BBC Ukrainian's Irena Taranyuk reports.

  • 20 Mar 2013
  • From the section Europe