Just Another Eco-friendly Option!

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Courtesy of phone photography

I’d be the one perfect to attest the powers of living away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I should stress – pun intended of course – here just how fortunate I am that everyday, after hours, I get to travel back to the outskirts of Lusaka, where it’s peaceful and tranquil, and where I call home.
Home can be accessed via numerous routes, but the one of enormous interest to me is along which I find a beautiful eco-friendly straw fence flanking it.

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Courtesy of phone photography

At 2 meter height, this type of fence’s ability to keep dust out is a plus when compared to the rest but the Wall fence.

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Straw, as a local construction material, is used here to create a built environment that beautifully and flawlessly camouflages into the natural environment, especially during summertime when it dries into a soothing visual display of golden crispiness.

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Like most natural materials, straw, is used for other interesting purposes like thatching and weaving. The Straw reminds me of the architecture of years passed, a style which we would do well to revitalize, and which was heavily dominated by indigenous African themes.

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