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Affordable and sustainable building

after 18 months of successful monitoring of the prototype, a strawbalehouse is going into production.

Price: Starting at £30K (land and below ground, and fit out excluded from price)

Size: Starting at 11 x 7.2 m. 2 storey, any height possible, (interior width both levels: 6m.)

Length, height and layout is entirely the choice of the owner who is free to respond to their needs, budget, site orientation, local materials etc. 

Affordability: keep the house structure as simple as possible

Flexibility: provide a free and flexible vaulted interior that gives the purchaser unhindered options. 

Bespoke: home at a mass produced price.

Self-build option: Further massive cost savings can be achieved by self-building

Community Option: - using self-build collectively to self-build a community. 

Availability: as a kit to self-build

Required equipment: a £20 hand winch & cement (lime render) mixer. (is that really all?)

Applications: House, also ideal for small art galleries, village halls, etc.

Advantages: Carbon sink (sequestered carbon) in the straw,

Energy standards: passive house (passivhaus) performance is easily achievable. 

Manufacturer: StrawBaleHouse, Deanscales, Cockermouth, Cumbria.

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Contact: Brian Waite

I am not a builder and I was 68 when I built my prototype entirely on my own apart from the lime render

If you make enquiries please let Brian know you found this on greenspe_new

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