Modern Straw Bale Construction

Modern Straw Bale Construction

Amber Byfield
Sep 15, 2009

09_15_09_strawbale.jpgWe're rather intrigued with straw bale construction; a few years ago, we saw it in practice in a community in Costa Rica. And that's when we decided to associate straw bale construction with rustic, rural communities. But take a look at this home in California's wine country; it's got walls two feet thick, stuffed with straw...

This home, featured at Dwell, utilizes straw bale construction to help keep the house cool in the hundred-plus temperatures of summer.

Straw bale construction isn't quite mainstream, but in areas where climate control is especially important, it makes a lot of sense. Find out more here, with Dwell's slideshow.

(Image: Dwell.)

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