Single-family house extension

Written by Herbert Gruber

The family planned the large extension to the existing home themselves and realised it in a short time with a lot of personal contribution and community support.

Key data

Province:Lower AustriaCity:HerzogenburgCompletion:2013Type of Construction:modified CUT-techniqueDesign/ArchitectureFamilie BowenStraw Builder:DIYPossibility to visit:YesPress photos:No
U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Projects Austria,
More about this Straw Bale House

Familie Bowen hat den großen Zubau zum bestehenden Eigenheim selbst geplant und mit viel Eigenleistung und gemeinschaftlicher Unterstützung in kurzer Zeit realisiert.
Der Südteil des Hauses birgt eine Galerie mit zentraler Säule.

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.