Yesterday’s blog post was about Steve’s unpermitted straw bale house in Scotland. This is the new straw bale house he is building that includes an amazing (first ever?) double reciprocal roof.
“Timber, turf, stone and straw will be harvested locally with the support of Abriachan Forest Trust, Reelig Community Woodland and local farmers. It is a single storey structure of roundwood larch post and beam construction, with an interlocking double reciprocal roof incorporating two roof lights. The floorplan is based on a mirrored Fibonacci spiral, the embedded pattern of growth through much of nature. The internal timber frame is wrapped by strawbale (not loadbearing), rendered externally with traditional hot lime render. The roundwood frame is exposed internally, as are the main ceiling timbers, finished internally with either lime or clay breathable finishes.”
Read more at the source and see Steve’s house drawings.
Thanks again to Jason in the UK for another great find. (He’s the guy I’m networking with on the Wiki Natural House, who’s a constant source of inspiration.)