Ullastret family home

Herbert Gruber
Written by Herbert Gruber

One family house in BTC (Bloques de tierra comprimida) – in Ullastret with Catalan vaults and earth bricks in the south facade and straw bales in the north facade.

Key data

City:UllastretCompletion:2009Type of Construction:north facade straw bale infillPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:Yes
Photocredit:Herbert Gruber
U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Projects Spain,
More about this Straw Bale House

Einfamilienhaus mit Stampflehmblöcken in Ullastret mit katalanischen Gewölben, Lehmziegeln in der Süd- und Strohballen in der Nordfassade.
One family house in BTC (Bloques de tierra comprimida) – in Ullastret with Catalan vaults and earth bricks in the south facade and straw bales in the north facade.

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.