Designed by Studio 1984, the “Nest” is a compact eco-home concept made from wood and straw. It was originally conceived as an entry to Archi<20, a design competition for low-cost, environmentally-friendly architecture in France.
Around a wooden frame, straw bales are attached. A simple roof keeps it dry. The interior can be used for whatever you imagine. This example was built in three weeks and sits on an acacia wood frame so it leaves little to no impact when removed.
Read more about it a New Atlas.
…this is a fun project and if it will survive the winter, then we will start working on a bigger and better house. Overall this is really a cheap, easy to build and efficient house type.” – Jetijs
See and read more about this Green, cheap and efficient straw bale dome home
Straw bales are stacked like bricks to form the outer shell of the home. Wood posts and beams are embedded in the straw bales to support the roof, window and door headers. Metal lath and plaster is used for interior and exterior finishes. The end result is a durable, environmentally friendly home.” – Off Grid Shelters
Continue reading about this Straw House.
This week Tiny House Blog has this tiny house in a landscape to share.
“This is a tiny house in Western Massachusetts, USA on a very fine farm (the best milk products in the region!). I love the living roof and the woodsy setting. They also built the shed next to the house – not sure of its use (outhouse?). The house is straw bale and homemade by the farmers.”
via Tiny House in a Landscape.
If you’ve wanted to learn more about straw bale construction here’s an opportunity for some free information.
“To celebrate the upcoming launch of our new Framing DVD, we are giving away our 12,442 word, 34 page FRAMING REPORT for free. Further, everyone that downloads our Report also has the opportunity to receive the FULL ARCHITECTURAL PLANS FOR THE MOUNTAIN VIEW CABIN for Free with every purchase of our new Framing DVD when it launches. The plans are a complete set and have all of the information you need in them in order to build your own Mountain View Cabin.”
Read more abut this Free Tiny House/Straw Bale Framing Report.