Straw Bale Hobbit House with Green Roof in Sweden

Herbert Gruber
Written by Herbert Gruber

In Kojtet near Linköping, a CUT construction was built around the existing supporting structure, straw bales were filled in, and plastered.

Key data

City:Kojtet nähe LinköpingCompletion:Type of Construction:round wood & cut constructionDesign/ArchitectureownersClay/Earth plaster:asbn, MinoecoStraw Builder:asbn - austrian strawbale networkPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
Photocredit:Per and Linnea Salbark, Herbert Gruber
U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:CUT construction, Projects Sweden,
More about this Straw Bale House

StohNatur services: Erecting a (non-load-bearing) CUT construction around the existing supporting structure, filling in straw bales, plastering (clay & lime).
Location: Kojtet near Linköping (Sweden)
Period: June/July 2016
Collaboration: Herbert Gruber, Jakub Jirku (consulting, CUT construction, roof, filling in straw bales), Marta Rakowska, Manolis Ximeris (lime and clay plaster), Per and Linnea Salbark and workshop participants

StrohNatur-Leistungen: Errichten einer (nicht tragenden) CUT-Konstruktion rund um die bestehende Tragstruktur, Strohballen einfüllen, Verputzen (Lehm & Kalk)
Ort: Kojtet nähe Linköping (Schweden)
Zeitraum: Juni/Juli 2016
Mitarbeit: Herbert Gruber, Jakub Jirku (Beratung, CUT-Konstruktion, Dach, Strohballen einfüllen), Marta Rakowska, Manolis Ximeris (Kalk- und Lehmputz), Per und Linnea Salbark sowie Workshop-TeilnehmerInnen

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.