Tomas’ House: First Straw Bale House in Slovakia

Written by Herbert Gruber

The Zajezka Ecovillage eco-construction centre near Zajezova in the heart of Slovakia is the hub of the Slovakian straw construction world. It all started with Tomas’ house.

Key data

City:Pliesovce-ZajezováCompletion:2002Type of Construction:load bearing straw baleDesign/ArchitectureThomas BuzekStraw Builder:Tomas Buzek and friendsPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:Yes
Photocredit:Herbert GruberOwner Builders Contribution:SelbstbauDeficiencies:Der äußere Lehmputz ist nach 10 Jahren ziemlich erodiert (Risse, Auswaschungen) und müsste erneuert werden.
U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KHeating/Ventilation System:Küchenherd als EinzelofenCategories:Projects Slovakia,
More about this Straw Bale House

Das Ökobau-Zentrum Zajezka Ecovillage bei Zajezova im Herzen der Slowakei ist der Nabel der slowakischen Strohbauwelt. Mit Tomas’ Haus hat alles angefangen. Info Zajezka

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.