Strawbale Redux Here is a rudimentary drawing of the floor plan done with Paint. Not bad for my first try! Basics-the exterior dimensions are 32 X 46 but remember, these are strawbale walls so that translates into actual interior dimensions of 28 x 42. For orientation, the house is on a nearly E-W axis. The LR and 2 BRs are on the S. There will be a patio on the S and a porch on the N for summer use and to be able to Say Hey to neighbors walking on the pedestrian path. Free Small House Plans: Timber Frame & Straw Bale House - Tiny House Design Guest post by Brian Liloia, a.k.a. Ziggy In 2009, I moved into my newly completed cob house here at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. My dream had come true — I was living in a house that I built with my own hands! Since then, however, it has become clear that there is a lot of room for greater energy efficiency than a cob house could achieve here in the cold Missouri climate. As a result, I decided to build an improved dwelling — a highly insulated straw bale house with a timber frame.
Free Straw Bale Emergency Shelter Plans Free plans are now available thanks to the efforts of Matts Myhrman, Judy Knox and Owen Geiger. These low-cost shelter plans include drawings and specifications in three formats - Microsoft Word, JPEG and HTML. Click here to view the Straw Bale Shelter Plans in Microsoft Word. Click here to view page one of the plans as a JPEG image. Click here to view page two of the plans as a JPEG image.
Roundhouse Studio Plan Perfect for home offices and studios of all kinds, and also as a tiny house. Ideal beginner's project. This studio is one of the simplest, most practical of my designs. Multiple units can be connected if you want to add on later or they can be built as free standing structures in clusters pavilion style. Numerous roof options available. 177 sq. ft. interior, fold-out bed, 1 bath: footprint: 18' diameter, plus buttress. My main goal has been to reduce the cost of housing, while also making the designs sustainable, easy to build and livable.
Builders Without Borders Books For Sale Back Issue Index Issue #39 – Strawbale and Education / SB Resources 2002 – Lessons in teaching natural building to youth, Home-made plaster sprayer, SB Human, Bale and Book Resources. Issue #38 – Foundations and Roofs – Low-cost, Low Concrete Foundations; Frost-protected Shallow Foundations; A Helical Pier Foundation; Primer on Roof Trusses; Straw Bales in the Ceiling – Pro & Con; Trusses from Shipping Pallets; Thatch, etc. Issue #37 – Going Commercial – U.S. Straw-bale Buildings Open to the Public; SB Spec Homes; Mainstreaming in the U.K.; SB Growth in China; Producing Bales; SB Wineries in California & Australia; International SB Registry, Building a Sustainable Practice; etc. Issue #36 – Solar Solutions – Passive Solar Design & Heating; Integrated Design; Thermal Mass Applications; Earthships; Passive Solar Resources; Passive Cooling; Solar Roof Design; Backup Heating Systems; Masonry Heaters, Shopping for Windows, etc.
Santa Fe IV Plan Santa Fe IV Sven Alstrom, Designer South Elevation This one story Santa Fe Style Guest House is based upon 24-inch wide straw bale construction or adobe block on concrete foundation & footings with crawl spaces. Natural interior plaster and natural exterior stucco are recommended.
How To Build A Straw Bale House By Twilight Greenaway on April 3, 2013 Photographs by Florian van Roekel Photographer Florian van Roekel and his girlfriend, artist Amber Isabel, wanted an escape from pollution and city life but they didn’t just want any old weekend house. Instead, the Amsterdam-based pair envisioned a home with a minimal ecological footprint. Eco Nest 1200 Plan Eco Nest 1200 Touson Saryon, Designer This 1434 sf home was designed specifically for an off grid building site. It's floorplan allows all spaces to be easily heated by the solar gain or by the woodstove at night. The main bedroom has its own bathroom and there is a cozy sleeping loft above the dining area for guests.
Building A House With Straw Bales With the recent week of -40 degree weather, my thoughts have again turned to straw bale houses. I first discovered these creations a few months ago and was immediately impressed. If you’re not familiar with straw bale houses, here’s a quick run down. The main idea is that the walls are not made of lumber, insulation, and gyprock. Instead there is a wood frame that is filled with straw bales and covered in plaster. Straw Bale House Plans Hexagon/Roundhouse Combination Posted in Polygonal (Hexagonal, etc.), Round, tagged home design, small, straw bale, straw bale home plan, straw bale house plan, straw bale roundhouse, strawbale, strawbale hexagonal on September 14, 2010 | 2 Comments » Hexagon/Roundhouse Combination (click to enlarge) Specifications: 18′ interior diameter roundhouse = 254 sq. ft., roundhouse loft = 248 sq. ft., 20.5′ hexagon = 372 sq. ft., total = 874 sq. ft. interior, Footprint: 28′ x 44′ Description: In this unique design, a two story roundhouse adjoins a hexagon.
Jeffrey The Natural Builder Posted by Jeffrey | Posted in Blog | Posted on 26-10-2013 Tags: home plans, house plans, plans, straw bale, tiny home, tiny house These are a work in progress for a project I will be building in the Spring in the UK. Off Grid Arizona Straw Bale Home: Construction From Beginning to End (In Pictures) This house in Arizona was built out of straw bale, the construction took over a year, it was built with the help of volunteers, neighbors and students. The name of the Homestead is Solar Heaven. The house FEATURES:- Two bedrooms- One and a half bathrooms- Living room and dining area- Enclosed kitchen- Wheelchair accessible (3' wide doors)- All natural, nontoxic materials used (primarily recycled)- Square footage: interior (1025), exterior (1200) (not including 36" roof overhangs)- "Load-bearing" design
50+ FREE Straw Bale House Plans DIY, Homesteading, Self-Sufficiency POSTED: August 24th, 2013, LAST UPDATED: August 24th, 2013 We have covered low cost house and build construction before with earth bag outbuildings and houses. Similar to earth bag buildings, straw bale buildings are relatively simple to build and they much cheaper to build than normal timber and masonry constructions. Whilst earth bag buildings tend to be quite small, you can build full-sized family homes using straw bales.
Timber Frame House Straw Bale and Timber Frame House Plans “Strawtron” is a timber frame house with straw bale insulation, my second major natural building foray after “Gobcobatron”. We’ve designed the house to use as high a percentage of natural materials as possible, including straw, timber, earthen plaster, and reclaimed flooring. The floor plans were carefully considered to keep the interior space as minimal as possible, while still providing the utmost level of function.