House of straw is a star of the latest in natural building segment. Its qualities are undoubtedly.
When we think of a house of straw, the first thing that comes in our mind is the story of the Three Little Pigs. There we picture a home that is unsafe when the hungry wolf blows a everything gets destroyed. But today the story remains a myth.
Firstly, it is extremely well insulated, thanks to the thick bales that form walls. Think of it as any lost traveler would not think of to sleep overnight in some piles of bricks, as long as, nearside, there is a haystack.
Other undeniable qualities are low price, the absolute organic materials, ease of execution and the charm of the building results.
The technology is simple: to build a wooden frame, which will be filled up with bales. The straws are shaped with a saw, electric and sanitary circuits are mounted, and resulted walls are skimmed. For more charm, you can opt for a rough finish of the walls. Required elements are wood joinery and furniture must be chosen to match. Westerners are very attracted to this “new” technology, and almost had created an industry to satisfy this inclination.
The cost of a bundle not exceeding one dollar adding money to lift a metal structure resistance with conventional concrete foundation, it is clear that these homes can save construction industry from the lack of credit.
The secret of lifting bales of straw houses is the roof. It is built separately and then mounted to the top of the resistance structure. Usually, the structure is made of beams of hardwood (oak or beech), but can also be steel, especially for buildings with floors.
The house of straw bales cost, finally, between 12,000 and $ 20,000, and only because all modern utilities are installed: sewage, electricity, air conditioning and insulated windows.
The one who lives in it still benefits from a financial advantage: low power consumption! Summer is not necessary to use air conditioning only about two hours a day, which reduces the electricity bill by 80%. Heat needed in winter is four times smaller than conventional houses, which reduces heating expenses.
Simple, modern, comfortable, low costs are just a few words that define the new house of straw. After you see it, I’ll definitely want one. In addition, the colors and lines that define it are making it simply irresistible.