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January 5, 2010

Neighbors, friends help build a straw bale addition in city

Journal Staff Reporter

Photos by Katie Zemtseff [enlarge]
Architect Sage K. Saskill said other straw bale structures have been built in Seattle but this is the first to be permitted. The process, he said, was surprisingly easy.

A team has completed the first straw bale structure permitted by the city of Seattle. Architect Sage K. Saskill said building the 256-square-foot addition to a home in the Bryant neighborhood was “an urban barn-raising.”

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