Community House Garden of Generations

Written by Herbert Gruber

Markus Distelberger initiated the Garden of Generations project and also developed an alternative financing concept for it. After this first community house, further straw bale houses are to be built here.

Key data

Province:Lower AustriaCity:HerzogenburgCompletion:2013Type of Construction:modified CUT-techniqueDesign/ArchitecturePaul Adrian Schulz, Gerhard ScherbaumBuilding Company/Main Contractor:BM Johannes BreitlingClay/Earth plaster:Lehm AustriaStraw Builder:EGB - Einfach Gemeinsam Bauen - workshopPossibility to visit:YesPress photos:Yes
Owner Builders Contribution:Workshops, Selbstbau von A-Z
U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Projects Austria,
More about this Straw Bale House

Markus Distelberger initiierte das Projekt Garten der Generationen und entwickelte dafür auch ein alternatives Finanzierungskonzept. Nach diesem ersten gemeinschaftshaus sollen hier weitere Strohballenhäuser errichtet werden. Dort gibt es auch die Möglichkeit, tage- oder wochenendweise mitzuhelfen und dabei zu lernen.

Infos: www.gartendergenerationen.net, EGB: www.stroh2gether.at

About the author

Herbert Gruber

Herbert is author of the book "Neues Bauen mit Stroh in Europa" (New Building with Straw in Europe), head of the austrian strawbale network ASBN and partner in the Leonardo-project "STEP" (Strawbale Training for European Professionals) and the Erasmus project "BuildStraw Pro" (a project to get formal national recognition of the training) and "Make your City Smart". As a collector he documents European straw bale buildings since 1999 on his website (database, german), in lectures, workshops and books.