low impact construction

Straw Bale Office, Dunning

Client: Raymond & Jean Young

The client required a new small office space in his garden, to be as 'green' as possible.

The project was developed using almost entirely local, natural and reclaimed materials - larch poles (used in the round), turf and soil from the garden, untreated sheep's wool insulation, straw bale walls covered in lime harling and limewash, sharpened hazel twigs, clay-straw mix filling, reclaimed douglas fir floor boards, reclaimed woodwool, reclaimed window casements from the demolished shed and even the as found gaspipe offcut that serves as window.