Tiny Straw Bale Cabin with Passive Solar Green Roof - VIDEO. On March 16, 2017 This tiny cob and straw bale cabin was built by local artisans as a vacation rental at the Terra Perma eco resort and village in Harrington, Quebec, Canada.
The thick walls are insulated with straw bales and covered with cob (a mixture of clay, sand, straw and water) and a natural limestone plaster. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Image © Exploring Alternatives The passive solar roof has a generous overhang on all sides to keep the tiny home cool in summer, warm in winter, and to protect the cob walls from the elements. Simple design with an upstairs sleeping loft!
Build Naturally with Sigi Koko - Photos. 3rd day. I am very grateful we are such a numerous group, there are a lot of tedious tasks that get done in one day.
Filling bags with foam glass REFAGLASS is surely one of them: And more sharpening of sticks is needed - all done with a smile: The wood is protected with diluted linseed oil: Of course the main task was to finish the first vaults. Here is the last straw bale missing - two boards are helpful to let it slide in. The building is very precise, and everything fits well - at least after the last peice had been cut 4 times... Some pushing is still necessary: And a proper hammer is always of good use...
The vaults are then strapped down - for tensile strength in case of pointed loads... After removing the form work - finished load bearing vault. Standing on the top of the vault - not budging at all: Happy participants cheering: Everything is harder when you do it at the wrong time - the airtightness paper should have been in before the bale vault was built. Four vaults got built today. Gliniane domy dla oszczędnych. Sustainable Web Hosting - 10 Sensational Homes Built from Straw.
Written by Ryan Hollitz | 19 December 2009 Posted in Blog - Green Building New building materials could really make your house green from the ground up!
Straw! :) via [thedailygreen.com] In the classic story of the Three Little Pigs‚ a naive piglet decides to build his home out of straw, which soon gets the huff and puff treatment by a big bad wolf, resulting in the poor little pig's untimely end. Many may wonder why a person would want to build a home made out of straw, but apart from providing a place to hide from the big bad wolf, they have some substantial benefits. Read on to discover just how right that first little pig was to build his home out of straw. Photos: Brett Weinstein/Realty Advocates 1. This unique, beautiful straw bale home in Oakland, California recently carried a $1.1 million price tag. Photo: JD Peterson 2. This gorgeous home, perched on owner Henry Siegel's 2 1/2-acre leafy lot, offers panoramic views and cozy comfort. Photo: University of Bath 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Beautiful Strawbale Home Cost Only 5000 Euros To Build! The page this came from is not in English, but construction is a universal language, and I speak strawbale :) Here we see cool dude cutting board...
Then we see what he's making... woah! And that roofing pattern is simply stunning! Soo... you think that loft will work? Lunch time... natural foods. Footprint, The National Trust’s first straw bale building. It's a beautiful and inspirational space.
The low environmental impact development used local timber floors and walkways; an oak shake roof; clay and lime plasters; highly efficient glazing and sheep’s wool insulation. Hundreds of people lent a hand in its construction and hundreds more visited the building site on an organised event to learn about natural building. It was built by Amazon Nails (below left), now Straw Build (Bee Rowan) and Straw Works (Barbara Jones). Strawbale and Cob Houses. Straw Bale Homes Around the World. Straw Bale Dome. The Straw Bale Collection.
A straw bale house inspired by architect Mies van der Rohe. Nest, the Ecologic Pavilion In Alsace by Studio 1984. A tiny straw bale home for £10,000 in Poland. The tiny cottage is load-bearing straw bale house with a sleeping loft under the straw thatched roof and earthen plastered walls.
It stands on a stone footing, which in turn stands on a drained gravel trench. The walls were made of tightly packed bales of straw stacked and sandwiched between hazel branches for stability. A 'ladder' wall plate was placed on top of the wall and the structure was compressed with straps which are tied to anchor points in the foundation. The timbers for the roof structure were taken from the local forest.
The roof covering was made by the local crafts-man, Henryk Romanowski using wheat straw thatch. Paulina teaches all over the world. A straw bale home in Maryland with orphan doors and windows. A Tiny House Built From Slip-Straw In Asheville, USA. A straw bale off-grid house near Madoc, Canada. A straw bale cabin by AATA Arquitectos. This small cabin in a rural area of central Chile uses little energy and has a low carbon footprint.
AATA Arquitectos designed the cabin, opting for a two level floor plan to minimize the site impact. The cabin takes the shape of a cube that is 5.4 m (17’9″) on each side.