Load-bearing straw bale house in St. Georgen/Carinthia

Herbert Gruber
Written by Herbert Gruber

built during a workshop with Martin Oehlmann in St. Georgen am Längsee, 25 m2 load-bearing straw bale house, plastered with clay inside and out.

Key data

Province:CarinthiaCity:St. GeorgenCompletion:2002Type of Construction:load bearing straw baleDesign/ArchitectureMartin OelmannStraw Builder:Martin Oehlmann and workshop participantsPossibility to visit:YesPress photos:Yes
Photocredit:Herbert Gruber
Residential acreage:25m2U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Load Bearing Straw Bale, Projects Austria,
More about this Straw Bale House

built during a workshop with Martin Oehlmann in St. Georgen am Längsee, 25 m2 load-bearing straw bale house, plastered with clay inside and out.
Photos: Herbert Gruber, asbn

About the author

Herbert Gruber

Herbert Gruber

Herbert is author of the book "Neues Bauen mit Stroh in Europa" (New Building with Straw in Europe), head of the austrian strawbale network ASBN and partner in the Leonardo-project "STEP" (Strawbale Training for European Professionals) and the Erasmus project "BuildStraw Pro" (a project to get formal national recognition of the training) and "Make your City Smart". As a collector he documents European straw bale buildings since 1999 on his website (database, german), in lectures, workshops and books.