Vivihouse – the open licenced modular straw bale prefab system

Written by esba

ASBN was partner for Straw Bale Training and the production of Straw Bale insulated panels in the FFG-project Vivihouse – the world’s first openly licensed modular construction system for multi-storey straw bale construction. ASBN and VIVIHOUSE invited to new workshops for the prefabrication of modules in autumn 2019. ASBN trainers were: Florian Steinleitner, Karin Julia Haas, Viktor and Gerhard Scherbaum. The modules were used in the first multi-storey straw bale house in Vienna.

vivihouse stands for multi-storey ecological modular building:

Download the Toolkit (DE/German)
Download the Final Report

Pictures from the Vivihouse workshop autumn 2019:

About the author


The European Straw Building Association is an independent European association, devoid of any profit making motive. The object of the Association is to promote and develop the use of straw, as a sustainable way of building in all the senses of the term “sustainable”: renewable, ecological, healthy, energy and climate efficient, social and economic.
The Association is a federation composed of organisations and people particularly concerned with the use of straw in buildings.