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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Photo of a small country split-level stucco beige exterior in Sacramento with a shed roof. —  Houzz
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Liz Durnan added this to 11 Reasons to Live in a House of Straw17 February 2015

“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

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Kyle Looper added this to Mccall Cabin 202010 July 2020

Bi fold door, with barn door cover for winter efficiency

Becky Powell added this to rsp0527's Favorites17 June 2020

Small off grid straw bale construction home

Hope added this to laundry doors17 June 2020

love how the door design directs you downward

Noah Decter added this to My Project13 June 2020

90 degree Corner glass two floors

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