Written by Rikki Nitzkin

Built with CUT infill technique. Owner built. Started in 2017. To be finished 2021.


Ort:Tubilla del Lago Fertigstellung:Verano 2021 Bauweise:CUT Entwurf & Planung:Iñaki Urquía y Rubén Ganzo Besichtigung:Nein Pressebilder:Nein
Wohnnutzfläche:192 (232 total)m2 U-Wert (Wand):W/m2K U-Wert (Dach):W/m2K Kategorien: CUT construction, Projects Europe, Projects Spain, Projects-Technique,

Similar to the CUT system, so the straw is the insulating enclosure, but the wooden uprights act as the structure. On the website you can see it in more detail. We poured the foundations at the beginning of December 2017 (although we were not able to lay thermo-clay until after the heaviest ice) and we are currently in the final stages…we hope to be living there in summer 2021. We have not finished yet, but it will cost approximately 100.000 €, including the purchase of the land, architect’s fees, solar panels-batteries, wood-burning cooker with kettle for heating and hot water…contact for owner-builders:

About the author

Rikki Nitzkin

Rikki Jennifer Nitzkin made her first Paja house (with no corikkinstructive experience) in 2002. This house is still her refuge and beloved home. In 2006, after several years of furthering her construction training, she began teaching courses in Straw Building and Clay Plastering. Since then she has given dozens of workshops and participated in many construction sites.

She is founder and trainer of Taller Con Co, Coordinator of the Building with Straw Network since 2005, member of the Board of ESBA (European Straw Building Network), and member of GSBN (the Global Straw Building Network).

Since 2006 he has been involved in training in strawbale construction, as well as providing on-site assistance and advice to architects, builders and self-builders.

After more than 10 years as a trainer, and being in constant communication with builders all over the world, she is up to date with all the new developments and techniques of strawbale construction in use today.

She has published the book "Building with Straw: a guide for self-builders" together with Maren Termens (Ed. Ecohabitar; 1st edition 2010, 2nd edition 2016).

Her greatest passion is to get people to learn how to "build their dreams" as well as beautiful, healthy and durable homes. Her philosophy: Build with Conscience, Heart and Cooperation.