Gallery: UK’s First Straw Bale Holiday Home by Carol Atkinson


Hay may be for horses, but straw bales also make an excellent sustainable building material. Constructed by former accountant Carol Atkinson, The Straw Bale Cabin in East Yorkshire is the UK’s first straw-bale holiday home! The cabin has been built with locally grown straw and other renewable materials, and it generates its own energy with a micro wind turbine, solar panels and a whole host of other eco-friendly features.

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  1. Christie Walk is an Eco... September 17, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    […] walls are made of a porous fly ash concrete to regulate temperatures. Four cottages are built from straw bales and natural and reclaimed materials are detailed throughout the project adding an eclectic and […]

  2. angie717 February 26, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    I can’t really see how this is fireproof. It’s quite charming, but it’s obvious that you can build houses out of pretty much any natural material, especially when plaster or mud is involved; otherwise our ancestors would have been homeless.

  3. evo190 February 25, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Great idea… until someone drops a lit bday cake.

  4. sio2 February 25, 2009 at 4:49 am

    It looks realy good, but the insulation in the floor is not enough.

  5. sio2 February 25, 2009 at 4:48 am

    It looks realy good, but the insulation in the floor part is to little.

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