It is nothing new, because our grandparents already lived in houses built with natural materials such as wood, stone, straw or clay.
The good news is that today is perfectly compatible past and present to enjoy a healthy home and in harmony with nature.
An ecological house combines the simple and natural life of our ancestors, with the comfort and well-being offered by a modern home.
Build for Life: Bioconstruction
We take care of every detail of the process thoroughly.
It all adds up. From the design and the materials we use to build it, through paintings or the wiring.
Healthy and safe
The result is a toxic-free house, totally safe and healthy for people who are going to live in it.
Breathe the best quality air inside the house
We use natural, ecological and sustainable materials that perspire, to facilitate the ventilation of the house.
Cork oak tree
Efficient and sustainable design: Bioclimatic architecture
We take advantage of all the resources that nature offers us to achieve maximum energy efficiency when designing the home.
We use Bioclimatic Architecture to design a sustainable structure with the environment, while healthy for people.
In this way, the house will consume the minimum possible energy and this translates into significant economic savings.
Let's turn the story around
"And the wolf blew and blew ...
and the straw house DIDN'T knock down”
What would happen then?
The popular belief is that a thatched house is fragile, insecure, outdated or cannot offer the comforts of a modern home.
And this, it is not true!
More and more people all over the world opt for this natural and sustainable material used in bioconstruction..
It grows in a short time and is biodegradable
Bales are flexible and easy to modify
They are solid, durable and easy to achieve.
They don't require expensive or complicated tools
In addition, when straw is combined with other materials of similar characteristics, affordable houses and buildings are achieved in all aspects.
Enjoy all these benefits:
Beauty and comfort
Great sound insulation
Our clients share their experience:
“We thought the joke was the idea of making us a straw house”
Testimony Carmen García
We bought land with the intention of building a conventional cabin for weekends and holidays.
David proposed us to apply the bioconstruction and make it from bales of straw.
At first we seemed like a joke and we had a laugh.
Afterwards, we were very excited to make the project a reality.
Our house is one of the first that was made in Yecla of straw bales, 15 years ago and I love it for many reasons:
- It protects from cold and heat because the materials are very insulating.
- With a small stove the whole house is quickly heated.
- We use solar panels and save a lot of money on electricity.
- It gives me more security against seismic movements.
“We trust David and everything went well”
Testimony Santiago Martínez
What we liked most about the service we received is that they were very attentive, professional, there were no stops and they met the agreed deadlines.
At the beginning, we had doubts about the economic inversion which, finally and without problem, fit our budget.
We trusted them because they transferred the certainty that they knew how to build with the materials we wanted: wood and straw bales.
The main advantage of the house is energy efficiency.
We managed to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the year, especially in extreme times, consuming the minimum energy.
In winter we heat the house with a stove fed with almond husk and with the sunlight that enters the house naturally.
In summer, we do not use any type of air conditioning, it is not necessary, due to the design and materials used in the construction.
Are they fire resistant?
Numerous tests have been done in this regard. For example:
In the mid-1980s, the National Research Council of Canada conducted fire safety tests on straw bales and found that are more fire resistant than most conventional building materials.
The bales passed the small-scale fire resistance test with a maximum temperature increase of only 110º Farenheit over a period of four hours. The plaster surface withstood temperatures of up to 1,850º Farenheit two hours before a small crack appeared.
Is there a danger of moisture problems?
It has been shown that bale buildings can successfully survive wet climates. However, it is very important to protect the bales from direct exposure to moisture. If the necessary measures are taken, there will be no problem in this regard.
How long can you build a house for me? Is it more expensive than a conventional one?
This will depend on size and other conditions. On average, a house can be finished in an estimated time between 3 and 6 months, depending on the client's need. As for the price we face the same situation: it is directly related to the characteristics of the project.