Map of European Straw Bale Houses

Written by esba

Based on a collection from all UP STRAW partners in Belgium, France, Germany, The Netherlands, UK, Antony Templier, Hugues Delcourt, Benedikt Kaesberg and Dennis Harms, Barbara Jones and Wouter Klijn submitted Excel-Files with about 1.400 straw bale house projects in Europe as a big start.

Other organisations like RCP (Spain), asbn (Austria) followed the example and with the help of a programmer (Matthias) Herbert (asbn, ESBA co-president) set up the map with links to all necessary informations. Here is the result:

All houses are also categorized per country and technique, all descriptive texts are in English and the language from the origin of the straw bale house.

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.