Published: Aug 07, 2010 12:39 AM EDT
Updated: Aug 06, 2010 9:40 PM EDT

BATH, England - A group of scientists at the University of Bath have built a straw house to withstand hurricane force winds.

The Bale house was built las year to see if straw could be used as safe and sustainable building material. The house can withstand winds of 120 miles per hour.

The scientists are continuing tests on the straw house. It is possible that one day builders could be using this material in homes.