Our house is a snail-shaped octagonal strawbale house. We were determined that it would be a strawbale house with a little bit of class. It is designed to be energy efficient, and to make full use of passive solar and natural light. The windows are double-glazed and there is generous insulation to complement the strawbales. The power system is off-grid solar with generator backup. It is a very comfortable house to live in and its efficiency has surprised us.
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