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Straw Bale House

MZA designed the renovation of this 1945 brick home which features a straw bale construction addition.

 

Straw Bale construction is a 100 year old building technique that originated in the mid western US. This home is the first in Nashville built using this form of natural building.

 

During the construction the client, Manuel Zeitlin Architects and the contractor, Green Home, hosted a straw bale house building workshop. USGBC Members, students and families worked on the project together stacking bales and applying the clay/lime plaster.