Straw bale construction in Ferran

Written by Herbert Gruber

Floor slab, walls and roof insulated with straw bales. Some interior walls and floors were built with rammed earth.

Key data

City:FerranCompletion:2012Type of Construction:infill constructionDesign/ArchitectureDirk EberhardStraw Builder:Beratung: Dirk EberhardPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
Photocredit:Herbert GruberOwner Builders Contribution:Self-build with advice from Dirk Eberhard
Residential acreage:200m2U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KHeating/Ventilation System:Composting toilets, solar panels, kitchen stove for hot water, single stove in living area for heatCategories:Projects France,
More about this Straw Bale House

Floor slab, walls and roof insulated with straw bales. Some interior walls and floors were built with rammed earth.

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.