Small straw house


Building a small house with a low carbon footprint, an economic use of energy as well as material ressources. The process celebrates an immense learning opportunity for all parties.A retiring couple wishes to down-size and thus simplify everyday life. The desire to use natural and ecological materials - locally sourced when possible - is strong. Replacing an existing garage, a small hay house is being planned. Heated solely by a wood pellet stove, the technical infrastructure is kept simple. The roof is fully covered in solar panels and the rain water is stored and used for toilets, laundry and exterior watering.