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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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Southwest Strawbale House

Southwest Strawbale House

Specifications: 811 sq. ft. interior, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 29′ x 39′

Description: A large sunroom with grow bed sets off this southwestern style house. It is designed to be built in two stages: 1. north half, as a starter home, 2. south half, add on as resources allow.

Southwest Strawbale House East Elevation

Southwest Strawbale House East Elevation

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2-story Strawbale Roundhouse, first floor

2-story Strawbale Roundhouse, first floor

2-story Strawbale Roundhouse, loft

2-story Strawbale Roundhouse, loft

Specifications: 452 sq. ft. interior plus 226 sq. ft. loft, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 27′ diameter

Description: This charming roundhouse has everything you need within easy reach on the main floor, and a comfortable bedroom loft above with large closet and seating area next to the balcony railing.

2-story Strawbale Roundhouse South Elevation

2-story Strawbale Roundhouse South Elevation

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Strawbale Chalet

Strawbale Chalet

Specifications: 672 sq. ft. interior plus 135 sq. ft. upper floor, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 27′ x 31′

Description: Designed for the mountains, this vacation home has a large window wall and deck facing the mountain view. The master bedroom is on the upper floor.

Strawbale Chalet Upper Floor

Strawbale Chalet Upper Floor

Strawbale Chalet Elevation

Strawbale Chalet Elevation

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