Straw bale wrapping in Pregarten, Upper Austria

Herbert Gruber
Written by Herbert Gruber

A two-storey detached house was wrapped with straw bales and partly plastered, partly cladded with wood.

Key data

Province:Upper AustriaCity:PregartenCompletion:2016Type of Construction:cut construction & wrappingDesign/ArchitectureoldClay/Earth plaster:asbn, MinoecoStraw Builder:asbn - austrian strawbale networkPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Projects Austria, Straw Bale Wrapping,
More about this Straw Bale House

Ein zweistöckiges Einfamilienhaus wurde im Sommer 2016 mit Strohballen isoliert (eingepackt – gewrappt) und teilweise verputzt, teilweise mit Holz verschalt.

StrohNatur veranstaltete dazu einen Wrapping-Workshop 2016 in Pregarten, Oberösterreich. Trainer: Herbert Gruber, Manos Ximeris, Marta Rakowska, Jakub Jirku (Helfer)

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.