Single-family house

Herbert Gruber
Written by Herbert Gruber

Straw bale construction project by architect Matthias Böhnisch, who used it to build the first straw bale single-family house in Germany in 1998. Under the name TreibholzHaus, the carpentry firm still offers straw bale houses today. Strohballenbauprojekt des Architekten Matthias Böhnisch, der 1998 damit das erste Strohballeneinfamilienhaus in Deutschland gebaut hat. Unter dem Namen TreibholzHaus […]

Key data

City:Windeck WerfenCompletion:1998Type of Construction:infill constructionDesign/ArchitectureMatthias BöhnischCarpenter:Zimmerei TreibholzPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
Photocredit:Matthias Böhnisch
U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Projects Germany,
More about this Straw Bale House

Straw bale construction project by architect Matthias Böhnisch, who used it to build the first straw bale single-family house in Germany in 1998. Under the name TreibholzHaus, the carpentry firm still offers straw bale houses today.

Strohballenbauprojekt des Architekten Matthias Böhnisch, der 1998 damit das erste Strohballeneinfamilienhaus in Deutschland gebaut hat. Unter dem Namen TreibholzHaus bietet die Zimmerei auch heute noch Strohballenhäuser an.

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.