Fascinating Straw Bale Home
Location: Sharon, CT
PACE The Strong Bret House Home Flyer 10022015 Event
House Tours Fascinating Straw Bale Home
The 2015 PACE house tour, conducted in conjunction with the Sharon Audubon Society and the CT Chapter of Sierra Club, showcased a house like no other. This remarkable home was built using straw bales sandwiched between magnesium oxide panels. The very knowledgeable and forward-looking owners of this home selected straw bale construction for its low carbon footprint and good insulating properties. In addition, the home featured an open floor plan with a beautiful central soapstone fireplace, recycled appliances, both solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal panels and a heat recovery ventilator (HRV). Nestled in the hills of Sharon, it is a living example of living in balance with nature.