The Hive is a beautiful, functional and comfortable family home in the Narara Ecovillage. Completed in 2018 and constructed out of rendered strawbale panels with internal cob walls. Our designers and builders at Viva Living Homes share our passion and create healthy homes which are thermally efficient and soothing to the soul.
The Hive is constructed primarily out of straw panels and cob with lime to the external walls, and a clay render on the internal walls. The ceiling linings feature pine lining boards, and the floors are Blackbutt timber. The majority of the house can be recycled and returned to the earth at the end of its lifespan.
Internal fixtures have been sourced secondhand as much as possible – kitchen cabinetry, tapware, tiles, curtains and doors have been ‘bowerbirded’ in our mission to live more lightly on the planet.
With three small children, our home really is a hive of activity, and this house stands up well to our daily needs. Come and learn more!