Straw Bale Residence

Straw Bale Residence

Posted by Builder-talk on 18th Feb 2021

Straw Bale Residence: Insulation, Straw bale construction, Double glazing, Hot water radiator. This hybrid, 123 square meter straw bale home is nestled in a back section in the town of Geraldine. Owners, designer Sarah Johnston, and builder, Sven Johnston, decided to blend their past experiences to create their first home together.

Eco Features


Insulation

Straw bale construction

Double glazing

Hot water radiator

Home Details


Land Area

Building Area

Year Built

Rooms

487 m²

123 m²

2006

2 bedroom(s), 1 bathroom(s)

This hybrid, 123 square meter straw bale home is nestled in a back section in the town of Geraldine. Owners, designer Sarah Johnston, and builder, Sven Johnston, decided to blend their past experiences to create their first home together.

The overall intent was to design and build a warm, comfortable home, while keeping costs low (by building it themselves and utilizing materials and resources in creative and unique ways.

Other building components include earth and lime plasters (interior & exterior), earth floors, double-glazed, timber windows (built by Sven with components of old, discarded windows), timber ceiling throughout, underfloor, radiant heating system, natural finishes and custom benchtops & joinery. This home is still under construction.

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