Straw Bale Home is Voted “Best New Home” for 2012

Check out the video below of Fine Homebuilding Magazine’s “2012 Houses Award-Best New Home.” This is a straw bale house designed by Anni Tilt of Arkin Tilt Architects. Congratulations on a beautiful straw bale design and to the builders for creating this amazing straw bale home. After all, great design is not always translated into great construction. In this case, it sure looks like it was.


6 Responses to Straw Bale Home is Voted “Best New Home” for 2012

  1. Vlad Mon, August 13, 2012 at 12:21 am #

    thanks for publishing the video. It’s full of inspiring little details.

  2. Bradleyman Fri, August 17, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    I enjoyed the video, and it most certainly was a beautiful home. I loved it’s location on the waterfront. I was surprised at the owner’s and architect’s lack of mentioning it being a ‘straw bale’ structure! There was a mention of it being energy efficient. But maybe the lack of afore mentioned description will offer up a “WOW” when the full article is published in Fine Home Building. =0)

  3. Andrew Morrison Fri, August 17, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    I was surprised by that too. I wish they had said check out our amazingly beautiful straw bale home!

  4. Rhys Jones Wed, September 12, 2012 at 11:00 pm #

    Very disappointed with no mention of straw baled. As a straw baler in OZ I had hoped we had a great video promoting the benefits and beauty of straw bale. Most of my friends who viewed it doubted that it was actually straw bale, sad!

  5. Andrew Morrison Sat, September 29, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    Agreed. I would have liked to hear much more about the bale aspect of the home. It’s a start though…

  6. Colleen Thu, May 12, 2016 at 6:14 am #

    I couldn’t even see any typically deep windows. I imagine the south wall is frame and the other walls are bale (that’s how I’m building my house at the moment). And the video really focused on the south with all the windows.

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