Load-bearing straw bale roundhouse, Shropshire, UK.

In July 2014 Strawbuild led construction of a new load-bearing, round home for the Wheelhouse family at the inspirational Karuna Permaculture Project in Shropshire, UK.

The straw bale walls absolutely flew up with the help of the the entire Wheelhouse family: Janta & Merav and sons Caio and Soma, along with a constant influx of happy and willing course participants. In only seven days Strawbuild were able to raise, straighten and compress the straw walls, having been blessed by some glorious Shropshire sunshine during every day of the build.

The round timbers for the reciprocal roof have been placed expertly under the guidance of Simon Dale of the Lammas community, along with some of his very helpful assistants. Now the building stands ready to be plastered, hopefully in August 2014.