straw bale home has extraordinarily beautiful walls that measure
18" to 24" in depth, creating charm at every window and
door. Each window has the potential to be a window seat or
spacious display area. House designers often spend huge sums
trying to imitate the look of the Santa Fe home or of the European
cottage that is innate to straw bale.
Straw bale is an
environmentally responsible way to build, typically using 1/3 of the
lumber required for conventional construction. The costs are
no more than for conventional construction, containing similar
features. However, straw bale provides R-42 insulation value,
providing an exceptionally quiet home. Properly constructed
straw bale pays added benefits in lower energy costs; homes using
straw bales are cheaper to heat and cheaper to cool. Rice
straw is a renewable resource and a better solution than
agricultural burning; it helps to save the forest while preserving
air quality. The choice of straw bale has an impact beyond the
Why straw bale?
Beauty, environmental responsibility, quiet and energy efficiency.