Straw Bale Home brought to you by the Ontario Natural Building Coalition

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24 September

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Straw Bale Home


Straw Bale Home brought to you by the Ontario Natural Building Coalition

Homeowner: Karel and Elaine Horemans
StreetAddress/Town: 26 Fortune Line Rd RR#2 Lyndhurst ON
PhoneNumber: 613-387-2261

Home NaturalBuilding Features: Straw Bale, LPG Boiler, Passive Solar, Earthen Plaster.

DrivingDirections: Take Hwy 15 north of Kingston (south from Smith’s Falls) to the town of Morton.Turn east on Briar Hill Rd for about a km.The first left is Fortune Line Rd. The house is the first house on the road, #26 Fortune Line

More features:
  • Frost Protected Edge Thickened Slab
Roof system
  • Engineered Trusses
Roofing material
  • Steel Tile
Insulation materials for other components
  • Mineral wool batts
Bale wall style
  • Deer fence mesh (Tenax)
  • Flat stacked
  • Post and beam
Plasters used
  • Clay/Sand/Hemp Hurd
Plaster application methods
  • Bare Hands
  • Hand Troweled
  • Spray
  • Argon fill
  • Fibreglass
  • Low-e

Mechanical systems info: LPG Boiler, ceiling fans, septic system
Electrical systems info: grid
Other green features: Passive Solar
Anything else you’d like to share?: Drilled well

Learn more about this home at this year’s Green Energy Doors Open event happening all across Ontario a long with Alberta and B.C. This home tour is in collaboration with the Ontario Natural Buildings Coalition and their annual Ontario Natural Buildings Tour.
For more information, click here