Here is a straw bale home in Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Straw bale houses are cozy, attractive, affordable, energy efficient and can be designed in different architectural styles. Here is a straw bale home in Routt County, Colo.
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Here is a straw bale home in Kanata, Ontario.
Thick, rounded straw bale walls provide ample space for wide window sills on which to grow plants or sit and enjoy the view. Log timbers in the ceiling act as floor joists for the second story of this home.
Lines of this Ontario straw bale home echo the churches and schools of the area’s early settlers.
The traditional “truth” window reveals a straw bale, providing evidence of the home’s building material.
In this straw bale home, a half-wall has been creatively placed to provide divisions of space without spoiling the room’s spaciousness.
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“More Straw Bale Building” is a complete guide to building a straw bale home.
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The walls of this unique passive solar home, located outside of Huntsville, Ontario, are made with straw bales, demonstrating one of the many ways bales can be incorporated into home design.
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