Modular straw construction: detached house in Hoheneich

Written by Herbert Gruber

The timber frame construction was insulated with straw bales, the outbuilding was made of Ytong.

Key data

Province:Lower AustriaCity:HoheneichCompletion:2010Type of Construction:infill constructionDesign/ArchitectureKreativer Holzbau GmbHCarpenter:Kreativer Holzbau GmbHStraw Builder:Kreativer Holzbau GmbHPossibility to visit:YesPress photos:No
Photocredit:Kreativer Holzbau
U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Projects Austria,
More about this Straw Bale House

Die Holzriegelkonstruktion wurde mit Strohballen gedämmt, das Nebengebäude aus Ytong gefertigt.

About the author

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.