A shot of the finished straw bale house in Conestoga PA built by LongView Structures using Ecologic® Mortar by LimeWorks.us for the exterior lime render. This straw bale building is one of the first in Pennsylvania. Straw Bale construction is growing in popularity due to its use of renewable materials, high insulation value and history of success.
Kristen fell in love with cob after visiting a cob building site and immediately started to draw up plans for her home. She wanted a house that was able to breath, with soft shapes and built from natural materials. More including video at www.
Timber Frames hold the structure of the building and the space between the timbers can be filled with straw bales & plastered. Straw bale homes offer high insulation values at a low cost, so why are they not more common?