WALLS OF STRAW-BALES
For building walls of straw we use the straw-bales of Estonian straw produced specially for building. It is possible to build both load-bearing walls of straw-bales where the bales bear the weight of the roof, and carcass walls where the straw-bales have the heat insulation purpose. Both solutions are suitable in our climate for building exterior walls.
We promote building with straw as straw is a local resource recovering every year and a very suitable building material. Producing a straw-bale needs 77 times less energy than producing the same amount of synthetic wool. The heat indicators of well-built straw walls are 2 times better than of average exterior constructions built in Estonia.
PLASTERING STRAW-BALE HOUSES
For plastering the straw-bale houses we use lime and clay plasters based on natural adhesives. We make the plastering with a special plastering sprayer. Until today we have plastered more than ten straw-bale houses in Estonia. The right choice of the plaster and plastering technique is very important for protecting the straw-bales from changing weather.
INSTRUCTING WORKING BEES
We help to organise and carry out working bees of building a straw-bale house. The labor-intensive and a lot of human resource needing phases like building and plastering the straw-bale walls, is reasonable to make as working bees. We offer the knowledge of building with straw and the professional experienced instructors, you only need people who want to work.