YOUR DREAM HOUSE OF NATURAL MATERIALS
А home. A shelter. A cozy escape from the modern day stress.
The end of condensation on the windows. No more mold and mildew. Plastering the interior walls with clay provides constant humidity control. The clay absorbs excess moisture and releases it when the surrounding air becomes too dry. Clay plastered walls guarantee about 55% relative humidity in the house all year around.
1. LOVELY AND CONTROLLED MICROCLIMATE
Born in nature, the straw is almost completely toxin-free when compared to the majority of the conventional building materials. Combined with natural clay plaster it can guarantee a healthier environment to live in. The entire house can be built by using only natural materials like wood, clay, sheep wool, lime...
2. HEALTHIER ENVIRONMENT
3. ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY, LOCALLY SOURCED AND WITH LOW CARBON FOOTPRINT
Straw houses are incredibly Eco-friendly. Straw is typically an agricultural by-product left from cereal crops harvesting. It is the most sustainable material people produce from nature. As it grows, the plant would capture CO2 and only release it if burnt, decayed or processed. Building with a house with straw panels would therefore delay returning CO2 to the atmosphere for the live of the building.
4. AFFORDABLE & COST EFFECTIVE
When compared to conventional building, straw houses return on investment is significantly higher due to their energy efficiency. When it is finished your house will be very cost effective to inhabit, especially if you live in an area with more than two seasons. It would require very low energy to heat in winter and almost none to cool in summer. Living in a straw house can lower your energy expenditures by up to 70 percent.
5. CUSTOMIZABLE TO FIT ANY ARCHITECTURE STYLE
Straw panels are very accommodating. They give you and your designer the liberty to realize modern and traditional buildings. Almost any project can be fulfilled with Straw modules as they can be built with any dimension fitting the optimal maximum: 400mm/1200mm/3000mm to fit any space.
6. LOW FIRE HAZARD
Since straw insulation is tightly packed to achieve optimum density (100 kg / m3) it is very difficult for them to catch on fire. They do not burn as easily as certain other materials. The tight packing reduces airflow, something that is critical to sustain a fire. Even more, compressed straw, which embraces the construction, protects it from burning. Once the home is finished with clay plaster, it’s flame retardant nature decreases the risk, usually resulting in a home that better resists burning than a conventional house.
Building a straw house can be a challenge if done using bales.
Building with the Straw modules is a different story - every module has its own spot in the wall and fixing it in place is as easy as screwing it to the next one (and the base ring it steps on). Raising a Straw module wall can be much quicker and easier than conventional wall construction as each module is designed and built with upmost precision and care.
8. ATTRACTIVE AESTHETIC
Straw houses offer a variety of design features options. The signature deep window niches are usually formed into comfortable window seats or a large shelfs for planted flowers or herbs. Any clay or lime plaster can be used to finish a straw house, revealing a great variety of colors and nuances as well as surface finishing and texture possibilities.
While a straw house can last for more than 100 years when constructed and maintained properly, the core material can be returned to the earth if rebuilding becomes necessary. When no longer needed, the straw can be returned to the natural cycle and plowed into the soil to decompose.
10. ELIGIBLE TO DIFFERENT FINANCING SCHEMES
Because of its environmental friendliness and cost effectiveness this type of house is eligible to different project financing schemes and is even financed tolerably by most banks. You have to research opportunities in your region.
YOU ARE CONVINCED OF THE ADVANTAGES - YOU HAVE LISTENED AND SEEN ENOUGH.
OKAY, IT'S TIME TO ACT.
You dream of building it yourself
This may be the adventure of your lifetime. You know what they say about a life well lived – you have to build a house and plant a tree. It is one of the best examples you can give to your children and it is going to be educational for both you and them.
If you are going on that path, we can help you with advice, cost saving tips, schemes and know how, while of course, securing you with the best building material.
You have chosen a construction company but want to make sure the straw panels are of top quality
This is where our strength is. We have compared our product to dozens of others and it is superior in – quality, density, craftsmanship and shape, production and delivery, last but not
least – price.
If you need assistance determining the number of panels required or their type - please contact us directly and we can help!
You do not have a construction company and want us to help
This is our project management role and we play it with pleasure and skill. We need to discuss that one in further detail so please let us know where is your project – do you have a master plan / architectural blueprint and we can go from there. Once we recommend a constructor we not only put you through to them but we manage the whole project, supervise quality and demand the best for you – our client.
My name is Petyo Petkov and I want to share my satisfaction with working with Straw Bale Modules and it’s owners Vladi and Velyo. Exceptional professionals, with whose support I created my little mountain "Straw House". Personally, I was impressed by their attention to detail, improvisation and accuracy of execution. I am grateful to them for their dedication, invaluable advice and practical support, without which I would have a hard time coping as a layman in construction.
I would be happy to work with them on future projects and I recommend them with both hands! I enclose photos from the process and wish all the best to them and to the esteemed clients of Straw Bale House!