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Type of Structure:
interior size: 3,530 sq ft
exterior size: 4,470 sq ft
unconditioned space size: 0 sq ft
Number of stories: 2
Built primarily by: professional tradespeople/builder used
Building Code Jurisdiction: 97530
County: Jackson County
Open to visitors by appointment.
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Foundations and Floor: Monolith concrete slab
Plaster was applied:
Over chicken wire/expanded metal lath
Plaster application method:
By hand, with trowels
Were the bales pinned?:
internal pinning, wood/bamboo
Bale dimensions: 32 inches X 32 inches X 64 inches
Straw type(s) used:
Strings up (flat)
Unique features: Straw bale house designed and built for 2 families. The house is really 3 separate building attached on one end by a 2nd storey enclosed walkway and on the other end by an enclosed passage. Individual space for privacy and community space to enjoy the benefits of community living.
Problems encountered: None!
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