Urbana straw bale house and front garden built by general contractor New Prairie Construction

Urbana Straw Bale House

Urbana, IL

*Traditional Construction Heritage Award Winner* This lovely stuccoed and plastered house boasts many unique features in addition to its straw bale building blocks. Sustainably-harvested wild cherry windowsills, century-old salvaged maple flooring, and gorgeous panel doors from the University of Illinois’ Harker Hall make for a beautiful and environmentally-friendly home. Lime plaster and clay paint softly enhance the organic shape of the bale walls.

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