Building a loadbearing Straw Bale House in Zaježka Ecovillage, Slovakia

Great movie about a workshop in Zazejova, featuring Jakub Wihan, Isabelle Melchior, Thomas Buzek and many others building a loadbearing straw bale house from foundation to roof icluding clay-plastering.

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Written by Herbert Gruber

Herbert is author of the book "Neues Bauen mit Stroh" (New Building with Straw), head of the austrian strawbale network ASBN and partner in the Leonardo-project "Strawbale Training for European Professionals (STEP). As a collector he documents European straw bale buildings since 1999 on his website (database, german), in lectures, workshops and books.