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Tapeley Park
North Devon
EX39 4NT

Strawbale house at Tapeley Park

Strawbale Building - ECO BUILD

Just up from the old pig styes is the straw bale house which even my Dad approved of describing it as the 'Ginger Bread House'. The foundations comprise of old rubber tyres, and straw bales make up the walls (children have historically been reluctant to inhabit the straw bale house due to the threat posed by the Big Bad Wolf . . .).The lime wash render on the outside was packed by hand - the rather messy job that took the time. Not only does the straw produce the ultiimate insulation but the vibes of this home is obvious to all who visit.