RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS

In House Prinsloo, on a farm near Elands Bay, the stone walled remains of an old ruin were reused to form the plinth for the super-insulating straw bale walls. Mud bricks, salvaged from the ruins were reused for some of the walls or broken down and used in the plastering. All windows and doors were either second hand or made of selected pinewood. This avoids the use of tropical hardwoods which contributes to the destruction of the world?s rain forests. A dry, composting toilet helps save water and recycles sewage into useful garden compost.

North corner
North corner
Interior view of open plan living space
Interior view of open plan living space
Unplastered Straw Bale Walls
Unplastered Straw Bale Walls
View showing kitchen door with restored, traditional \
View showing kitchen door with restored, tradition...
Straw bales being positioned as infill
Straw bales being positioned as infill
North East Elevation
North East Elevation
3D of load-bearing components
3D of load-bearing components
Kitchen view
Kitchen view
 
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We offer a number of construction & info manuals on our website on natural building technologies which specifically refer to the South African context. The info manual "A LIME DUNG PLASTER RECIPE" has recently been added to the collection.   Click here for more information.

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