As an update to this post about the Feuillette House in France, here is a patent in the United States for straw bale construction. It was filed on June 6, 1921 and is a very interesting read for the bale construction history buffs out there. The author was Emile Feuillette himself and approved on June 6, 1921.
This is not the oldest patent on bale construction as we documented back in Issue #21 in the Winter of 1998. That title goes to Josiah M. Leeds (of Indiana, not Nebraska) in 1880. The article describes and contains illustrations of three subsequent straw bale building patents (1885, 1903, and 1905). Issue 21 can be ordered on our CD of the first 40 Issues here.
Images of the Feuillette patent are below and the PDF version can be found here.