Straw bale home
“Jenny made it easy to translate the ideas in my head into a tangible framework. She used her considerable skills to pin down the essence of what we were looking for.”Jim Carfrae
Designed and built by the team, the bespoke timber frame was part of Jim’s ambitions to build a timber clad straw bale house.
The overall design of the self-build ensures high performance. The straw is non-structural but functions as an external cladding completely encasing the post and beam Douglas fir frame.
The timber frame was built by Rob of R.J. Gulley Builders who was awarded Master Builder of the Year 2007 for this project.
Jim Carfae has written a Phd on moisture performance of straw bale construction and works as a natural building consultant in the south west.
Photo 4 by Jim Carfrae