Straw Bale House Open Countryside

Overview

Located in a rural community in open countryside, with predominantly small vernacular buildings, our client wished to self-build a large Scandinavian inspired straw bale home for his family. Issues regarding the height of the building had to be overcome, which was complicated by the plot’s location in a flood risk area, as the floor level had to be raised to prevent flooding. Careful design was required to tie this building into its context, and fulfil this clients dream of self-building his own eco home.