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Written by Wouter Klijn

garden shed

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Completion:2004Type of Construction:load-bearing straw construction with straw bale on edgeClient:privateDesign/ArchitectureRene DalmeijerPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
Residential acreage:10m2U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Straw Bale Houses in The Netherlands,

This garden shed is Rene Dalmeijer’s first professional straw construction project. Construction took place mainly during a workshop in spring 2004 with, among others, the Dutch straw-building pioneers Jan Steenks and Martin Oehlmann. The house was commissioned by Maria den Hertog, who no longer lives there, to have a bedroom in the garden with a skylight with a view of the sky. It has a green roof and many recycled materials such as the doors, wooden floor and a small tilting window in the right side wall. The straw bale walls are stacked on their side and are load-bearing, both the inside and outside are finished with earth. The garden shed is located in an area that is part of a monumental cityscape and requires a permit. Obtaining the permit did not pose any problems due to the cooperative cooperation with the construction and housing supervision official.

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Wouter Klijn