L’Arc en paille

individual housing

Key data

City:StoumontCompletion:Type of Construction:Straw carrier - Small bootsPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
Residential acreage:150m2U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Straw Bale Houses in Belgium,

This single family home is at least somewhat original. It is made of straw arches that constitute the volume of housing. The completion of all required two and a half years of building a full-time person. This long duration work responds to a desire of the client self-build and this without inducing negative environmental impact. The project owner has also chosen to design a home without concrete (+ -500 kg of cement throughout the building) and with natural and local materials. In addition,
this helped minimize construction costs. Vines, honeysuckle and kiwi Siberian, also called kiwaïs have been added on the roof: the project bow straw is both close and friendly nature.

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Hugues Delcourt