Chalk Hill Off-Grid CabinRustic Exterior, Sacramento
This 872 s.f. off-grid straw-bale project is a getaway home for a San Francisco couple with two active young boys.
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“Then there is the rendering, which tends to be earth or lime, as a breathable render is better for straw so moisture can be released. Also, wide eaves are recommended to protect the wall from weathering,” says Brennan.“Then there is also the attention to detail around windows and at the top and bottom of walls, which needs to be worked through before you start, so every step of the construction is working towards the finish result you are after.”TELL USWould you consider building a house of straw? Or are you still afraid a big bad wolf might blow it down? Let us know in the Comments.MOREWarm Up Your House With Materials Provided by Mother NatureThe Beauty of Thermal Mass: Temperature Control Without the Dial11 Smart Ways to Go Greener Through Design10 Ways Solar Passive Design Can Slash Your Energy Bills