Medieval construction making a comeback

From the Toronto Star, September 13, 2008:

Pity the three little pigs: They could have saved themselves all kinds of hassles if they’d only built their straw house properly in the first place and passed on the brick.

Of course, straw and mud isn’t the standard form of construction in Canada these days. So when Joshua Thornton, of Thor’s Hammer Timber Framing, presented his building plans, which included using straw and clay walls, for approval to officials at West Grey, near Owen Sound, there were more than a few eyebrows raised.

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