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A new home has been built at the historic family homestead of a retired couple near Vegreville, Alberta. This modest 1400 square foot, two bedroom ranch-style bungalow features our modified and easy-to-build straw bale construction and wrap around veranda to protect the house but also embrace the prairie views beyond.   Deep seat-height window sills created by the thick straw bale walls are lined with recycled wood from the leg of a grain elevator, which gives the wood it's unique texture and...

This owner-built, two-storey, straw bale private residence was completed in late 2013. The house sits on a modified concrete grade beam and pile system with concrete floors and radiant heating. The home is situation on a lovely lot facing Telford Lake in Leduc, Alberta....