Straw Bale Greenhouses

Biointensive Passive Solar Straw Bale Greenhouse

Straw Bale Greenhouse
A winter greenhouse also used as a summer harvest dehydrator. Via ourhandmadelife.com.

Straw Bale Greenhouse
Greenhouse under construction in Michigan. Via ourhandmadelife.com.

Straw Bale Greenhouse
The north and west straw bale walls are encased in cob (clay, sand, straw, bamboo) then coated with a sea salt whey sealer and finally goat milk paint. The south wall is covered in polycarbonate honeycomb panels that open. Vua ourhandmadelife.com.

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Getting a coat of adobe. Via ourhandmadelife.com.

Straw Bale Greenhouses Around The World

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Small scale straw bale greenhouse ready for some windows and plaster. Via hackhew.com

Straw Bale Greenhouse
Strawbale Greenhouse, 10′ x 14′. Just the bales – no adobe. Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Raised beds help support the beams that hold up the clear plastic roofing. The straw bale sides of the greenhouse are removable. The owners let the greenhouse breath in the summer and use the straw to grow potatoes. Cost of plastic roofing: $300. Obviously this greenhouse’s walls will not last long if exposed to rain. But, with new bales each spring, your seedlings would be protected. simplifyandsave.weebly.com

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Straw Bale Greenhouse. Via naturallivingschool.com

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Straw Bale Greenhouse. Via naturallivingschool.com

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Straw Bale Greenhouse. With step by step images and instruction: www.appropedia.org

Straw Bale Greenhouse

Straw Bale Greenhouse

Strawbale greenhouse at “The Farm,” an intentional community founded in 1971 in Summertown, Tennessee. Via: permacultured.us

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A traditional Wisconsin barn (corn crib/granary) turned straw bale greenhouse. More images below. Via innserendipity.com

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A retrofit of an existing agricultural outbuilding turned energy-efficient, sustainably-designed greenhouse. Browntown, Wisconsin.
innserendipity.com Fact sheet: innserendipity.com/strawbalefact
More images: deathbike.net

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Large straw bale greenhouse in Colorado at the Round Mountain Institute. North wall is straw bale with an R value of 54. Side walls are SIPS. Via roundmountain.org

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Large Straw Bale Greenhouse Plan. Via pffarm.wordpress.com

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Author: Keiren

Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building.

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