I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff . . .: English Architects Build Wolf-Proof, Fire-Proof Straw House

You cannot trust anything today. After generations were taught how the little pig who built his house out of straw was negligent, a straw house has not only been built in England but it has even passed the industry standard fire safety test. Called the Balehaus@Bath, it is built of pre-fabricated straw-bale and hemp sections and would resist the most determined, wind-blowing wolf.

In the test, the Balehaus@Bath was exposed to temperatures above 1,000C and passed. It is not only an answer to wolf-phobic pigs, but nonrenewable building materials.

The ModCell BaleHaus system has been created by White Design in Bristol and Integral Structural Design in Bath.

This requires some revision of the story:

The first little pig built his house out of straw because it was the [ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE] thing to do.
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One night the big bad wolf, who dearly loved to eat fat little piggies, came along and saw the first little pig in his house of straw. He said “Let me in, Let me in, little pig or I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house in!”

“Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin”, said the little pig.

But of course the wolf [COULD NOT BLOW THE HOUSE DOWN AND INSTEAD WAS INVITED IN FOR A VEGAN MEAL EATEN ON HAND-BLOWN NATURAL PLATES].

It loses something in translation, I admit.

This may also complicate our annual trial for elementary students, here.

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23 thoughts on “I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff . . .: English Architects Build Wolf-Proof, Fire-Proof Straw House

  1. Buddha–

    A bit off topic: You brought up the subject of Mussolini’s brain being sold on Ebay. It got me to thinking about a book I read a few years ago–Michael Paterniti’s “Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip across America with Einstein’s Brain.” Have you read it?

  2. Elaine,

    I have not read that, however, it is on my never ending “to read” list after hear Mr. Pareniti on NPR one day.

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