Hay Bale House
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Hay bale house. A good straw bale home is significantly warmer than conventional building methods because a well packed bale is rated at r30 r35 minimum or considerably more. Straw bale insulation is the most effective in climates where heating and or cooling of the home is essential for comfort. House is located in slovenia. Disadvantages of straw bale construction 1.
It s straw bale houses not hay bale homes. 987 lbs per bundle. Maybe one of the settlers was familiar with the new england method of using stacked hay bales to insulate blocks of ice. The earliest mobile homes had r 8 or less.
You can support the channel here. In this video you can see how we built complete straw bale house. Small squares bundled in 21 bale bundles. Semi load only for deliveries more than 75 miles of commerce city co.
No minimum for pickup 105 bale minimum for delivery within 75 miles of commerce city co. Built costs around 20k. In fact i even heard a builder claiming to be a straw bale builder describe his model hay bale house when i spoke to him at his booth at the green building expo in san francisco last year. See more pictures of home design.
Straw bale homes can be beautiful as the natural material lends itself to multiple architectural styles. We sell and ship only hay that we produce i e. Average weight per bale is 45 to 50 lbs. Maybe someone was inspired by the big bundles of straw produced by the recently invented mechanical baler.
Today insulated homes usually have r 20 in the walls and many old homes have r 14 for insulation or considerably less. My name is andrew morrison and welcome to my straw bale building site dedicated to anyone interested in building their own straw bale house.