Straw and thatch have been used to build houses for about as long as people have wanted a roof over their heads. Today, due to its low cost, availability and excellent insulation properties, straw bale construction is an important segment of the growing green building revolution. Photo Credit: iphilipp
Dubai has claimed its place as a new home to luxury and high-end lifestyles. Its housing market is no different. Here, MainStreet highlights several homes that make American mansions look like dollhouses.