Written by Wouter Klijn

haystack house

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Completion:2015Design/ArchitectureGiesen ArchitectuurPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Projects Netherlands,
More about this Straw Bale House

An energy-neutral senior home is being built at a unique location in the middle of an orchard.
The owners strive for a living environment where they can be completely self-sufficient. A region-specific stilt haystack, straw baled haystack, built from the natural materials straw, lime and earth, larch wood and reed, on a foundation of foam concrete. The client built the house in-house and worked together with students from ReVaBo and their teacher.
The client has a successful feeling about the straw bales of the haystack: the house generates more energy than is used. The energy consumption of this large house is about 6000 to 6500kWh (gasless and all-electric heated), while the solar panels generate 9000kWh. This energy is returned to the old house next to it.

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Wouter Klijn