Written by Wouter Klijn

Transformation of a haystack into a hotel

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Completion:2015-2016Type of Construction:timber frame construction in-fill in with straw balesClient:Eco Farm Arink / BiotelDesign/ArchitectureGiesen ArchitectuurPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Projects Netherlands,
More about this Straw Bale House

Redevelopment of a haystack at the Eko farm in Lievelde. Under the existing roof, ‘biotel Achterhoek’ has been designed in straw bale construction, with four comfortable rooms and a cooking studio / tasting rooms where only the farm’s own products are used.
The structure of the Biotel Achterhoek at the Arink eco farm consists of massive straw baled walls finished with earth plaster. The floors are also constructed from straw bales, including the ground floor. The result is a healthy and pleasant stay for guests in a rural environment. Construction started at the end of May 2015 and was completed in the summer of 2016.

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Wouter Klijn