Filmmaker Heidi Snel and cameraman Malcolm St.Julian Bown take you on a journey through the German strawbale landscape. 10 years after the first film they made on straw bale buildings, they went on the road again, to visit strawbale buildings. Watching the film, we travel with them, visiting strawbale homes that were built 10 years ago when the first film was done. We find out: did these strawbale houses prove in practice?
Then, on new building sites, we can see which new buildings get built and what the new building techniques are. We hear about the new, certified building product “Building Bales”, and we visit the first course of students of the first official strawbale building training. Finally, we can watch the building of the biggest strawbale building in Germany, with 5 storeys!
Strawbales have become a serious alternative in ecological building. They are healthy, and save our climate in many ways: straw stores carbon dioxide, it is extremely energy-low in production, and it has very good insulation values.