Workshop LaBoa in Belf Venice

Herbert Gruber
Written by Herbert Gruber

Load-bearing small demonstration straw bale construction on car tyre foundation with curved walls, built in a workshop of the Italian straw bale network LaBoa with students.

Key data

City:Belf VenedigCompletion:2006Type of Construction:load bearing straw baleDesign/ArchitectureLaboaPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
Photocredit:Laboa, Stefano Soldati
U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Load Bearing Straw Bale, Projects Italy,
More about this Straw Bale House

Load-bearing small demonstration straw bale building on car tyre foundation with curved walls, erected in a workshop of the Italian straw bale network LaBoa with students. Seems funny, but this small construction shows very clearly how such a building on car tyres and base plate with foot sill and ring anchor can be erected cheaply and easily.

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.