Querbeet Lüneburg, 4storey straw bale house

Written by esba

Hello everyone, for a few weeks we have been working on the straw bale insulation for two apartment buildings in Lueneburg, northern Germany, designed by architect Dirk Scharmer (https://querbeet-lueneburg.de/).). For the month of September we are still looking for people to participate. 


  • At least physical fitness and interest in straw bale construction  Experience in construction, in the trade or in straw bale construction 
  • is an advantage  Work 
  • at least a whole week from Monday to Friday, preferably several weeks 
  • As a self-employed person, you can issue an invoice for your work 


We work between 7 and 10 hours a day, Monday to Friday  Hourly wage between €15.40 and €24.20 depending on qualification plus VAT 

Travel expenses are covered by the hourly wage  Accommodation is organized by us free of charge, food is NOT provided 

Working languages: German and English.  

You don’t have to bring your own tools; if you have one, you are welcome to bring your own tool box (meter, pencil, cutter, hammer, angle, drill,  bits, folding saw etc. / cordless impact wrench/cordless screwdriver if necessary). 

If you want to take part, please register as soon as possible using this  form: https://forms.office.com/r/SFVXHuqmbT You are only scheduled if 

you receive a confirmation from us by e-mail. Please do not arrive  without confirmation. If you have any questions, please contact stroh@querbeet.de 

Greetings from the organizational team!

Video of the project: https://youtu.be/f7KAN6T35Wc

Dirk Scharmer – Architekt
Lüner Weg 23
21337 Lüneburg


About the author


The European Straw Building Association is an independent European association, devoid of any profit making motive. The object of the Association is to promote and develop the use of straw, as a sustainable way of building in all the senses of the term “sustainable”: renewable, ecological, healthy, energy and climate efficient, social and economic.
The Association is a federation composed of organisations and people particularly concerned with the use of straw in buildings.