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Straw Bale House Plans

Picture of a Straw Bale House

Our straw bale house plans have been used to build houses all over the United States. From Washington State to Florida, and from Connecticut to southern California, homes built from straw bale house plans are no longer just eco-homes with strange exteriors. A book by Catherine Wanek – titled The New Straw Bale Home – contains photos of 40 gorgeous straw bale houses. Straw bale (or strawbale, as many people spell it) home designs typically call for post-and-beam construction, but occasionally a straw bale house plan calls for bale walls that are load-bearing.

Common Characteristics of Straw Bale Home Plans:

  • Extremely energy efficient
  • Sound-proof except at windows
  • Built-in window seats
  • Walls often carved out to hold art and other objects
  • Ecologically responsible

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We highly recommend that you click on two boxes – the number of bedrooms you know you need, and one less bedroom. For example, if you need 4 bedrooms, click on the boxes next to 4 and next to 3. Otherwise you will not see homes where existing rooms on the lower, main, or upper levels might work perfectly well as a bedroom instead of as an office, study, etc.