A "modern" Straw Bale home just outside of Sacramento, California.
Building a house out of straw may seem, at first, like a foolish idea. However, over the past couple of decades, there has been a steady increase in Straw Bale homes being built, and with it has come better research showing the wisdom of this ancient building material. I am not going to get into the details of construction today. I just want to show the beauty of these energy efficient homes.
A modern Straw Bale home under construction.
A modern Staw Bale home with Passive Solar and Solar Photovoltaic design.
A Straw Bale "Farmhouse".
Unusual Straw Bale home at the Lama Foundation in Taos, New Mexico
A small, Straw Bale, second "home" in a Berkeley, California backyard.
A Straw Bale mountain home.
Very unique Straw Bale home in Pembrokshire, UK
A Straw Bale home in Argentina.
A Straw Bale home with Passive Solar design in New Zealand.
The first Straw Bale home in New Zealand.
Exterior and Interior of Straw Bale home in Oakland, California.
Interior of Staw Bale homes can be beautiful!
The interior of the Straw Bale home shown at the very top of this article.
Unique floor and ceiling details in the Straw Bale home.
This couple built their Straw Bale home... one thing I love about these structures.
Fine finished interior of a Straw Bale home.
Non-conventional is a huge selling point with Straw Bale homes...
...but many Straw Bale builders choose more traditional designs.
Deep inset windows are typical with Straw Bale homes.
Exquisite interior of a Straw Bale home in San Luis Obispo, California