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Garage w/ 2nd Floor Apartment (click to enlarge)

Garage w/ 2nd Floor Apartment (click to enlarge)


Specifications: 525 sq. ft. interior apartment, 715 sq. ft. interior garage, Footprint: 30′ x 34′

Description: This garage apartment is practical and affordable. It’s ideal for use as a rental unit or grandparent’s apartment. A two car garage, shop, storage area and optional laundry are on the first floor.

Garage w/ 2nd Floor Apartment Main Floor (click to enlarge)

Garage w/ 2nd Floor Apartment Main Floor (click to enlarge)


Garage w/ 2nd Floor Apartment Upper Floor (click to enlarge)

Garage w/ 2nd Floor Apartment Upper Floor (click to enlarge)

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Strawbale Cottage plan

Strawbale Cottage

Specifications: 838 sq.ft. interior, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 28′ x 41′

Description: Ideal for urban or rural areas, this cozy cottage is the right size for new families, or for retiring couples who want to downsize. Features include a laundry room with mop sink and closet, kitchen island with breakfast bar, built-in bookcases/entertainment center, wood stove, on-demand water heater and a pleasant dining nook. The finishing details can be modified to match a wide range of architectural styles.

Strawbale Cottage South Elevation

Strawbale Cottage South Elevation

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Summer Breeze Strawbale House

Summer Breeze Strawbale House

Specifications: 1,335 sq. ft. interior, 4 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 33′ x 48′

Description: This luxurious strawbale home is ideal for hot climates. The center section has extra windows on each end to allow breezes to flow through the house. Features include a large master bedroom with private bath access, laundry, breakfast bar, wood stove and built-in cabinets.

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Strawbale Country Guesthouse

Strawbale Country Guesthouse

Specifications: 286 sq. ft. interior, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 16′ x 25′ plus porch

Description: Classic country detailing and styling characterizes this guesthouse. This is one of my favorites and we’ve considered building it for ourselves. It is well lit, spacious and comfortable for use as a cabin, rental or guesthouse. The Dutch hip roof with cathedral ceiling is framed with timbers (as shown), but factory trusses could be used.

Strawbale Country Guesthouse East Elevation

Strawbale Country Guesthouse East Elevation

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Beachcomber Strawbale House (click to enlarge)

Beachcomber Strawbale House (click to enlarge)

Specifications: 1,352 sq. ft. interior, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Footprint: 41′ x 47′

Description: Perfect for most large families, this house has everything you need — spacious bedrooms with computer desks, large modern kitchen and wood stove. The master bedroom features a walk-in closet and private bath, and is opposite from other bedrooms for privacy. The mechanical room has space for radiant floor heat, photovoltaic controls and a 2nd water heater for solar water heating.

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Strawbale Saltbox 2

Strawbale Saltbox 2

Strawbale Saltbox 2 Upper Floor

Strawbale Saltbox 2 Upper Floor

Specifications: 726 sq. ft. interior first floor, 462 sq. ft. upper floor, 99 sq. ft. optional bedroom for a total of 1,287 sq. ft. interior main house, plus 127 sq. ft. greenhouse, 2 bedroom (plus one optional bedroom), 2 bath, Footprint: 34′ x 38′ including greenhouse

Description: This really is a nice home. It features a classic saltbox shape, passive solar design, solar water heater, greenhouse, large living areas, spacious master bedroom, wood stove and modern kitchen with pantry.

Strawbale Saltbox 2 West Elevation

Strawbale Saltbox 2 West Elevation

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Strawbale/Earthbag Vault and Greenhouse

Strawbale/Earthbag Vault and Greenhouse

Specifications: 490 sq. ft. interior plus 313 sq. ft. greenhouse, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 27.5′ x 39′

Description: This very unique home masterfully blends insulation and thermal mass. The vault is predominantly straw bales, which provide excellent insulation. Earthbags are used on the end walls, greenhouse and for three vaults that join the two spaces. Naturally bowed timbers around doors and windows create a rustic look.

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Earthbag/Strawbale Hybrid Cottage

Earthbag/Strawbale Hybrid Cottage

Specifications: 444 sq. ft. interior, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 22′ x 42′

Description: This unique cottage combines the best features of straw bales and earthbags. The north wall uses 24″ earthbags to support earth berming. Remainder of lower walls also use earthbags, all filled with scoria or other suitable insulation to create an insulated foundation. Bales start at 3 feet above floor height. An optional pantry can be built against the north wall.

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Crow Design

Crow Design

Specifications: 728 sq. ft. interior plus 366 sq. ft. loft, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 29′ x 31′

Description: One of my favorites, this design has a cathedral ceiling over the main living space, wood stove, passive solar design and large porch on the west to block the hot afternoon sun. There is a good-sized loft over the bedrooms and bath.

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Strawbale Mountain Cottage

Strawbale Mountain Cottage, first floor

Strawbale Mountain Cottage, upper floor

Strawbale Mountain Cottage, upper floor

Specifications: 638 sq. ft. interior plus 638 sq. ft. upper floor, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Footprint: 25′ x 32′

Description: Excellent solar gain, superinsulated straw bale walls, and interior thermal mass make this home ideal for cold mountain climates.

Strawbale Mountain Cottage East Elevation

Strawbale Mountain Cottage East Elevation

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