Mas Duran

Herbert Gruber
Written by Herbert Gruber

This traditional Catalan farmhouse was lovingly built by the owner himself over a period of five years. Not a straw bale building but an earthen building.

Key data

City:Baix EmpordàCompletion:Type of Construction:cob, lightclayDesign/ArchitectureownerPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
Photocredit:Herbert Gruber
U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Projects Spain,
More about this Straw Bale House

This traditional Catalan farmhouse was lovingly built by the owner himself over a period of five years. It is not a straw bale building, but an earthen building in whose walls straw was used for reinforcement.

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.