Traditionally Framed Straw Bale Home

LOCATION:Austinmer, NSW – Australia
FRAME TYPE:Traditional Timber Frame
FRAME STYLE:Traditional + Traditional Australian
TIMBER SPECIES:Cypress Pine + Spotted Gum
COMPLETED:2018

This fantastic home was built by our friends at Viva Living Homes and won multiple awards from the Master Builders Association in 2018. The home is built with a full structural timber frame with raised floor and raked ceilings throughout. We completed almost all the carpentry work on this build from the frame to the roof battens, hardwood fascias, and the spotted gum deck framing.

The walls are all straw bale and the deck opens high into the trees and looks out over Austinmer beach in the distance. A fantastic home and a real pleasure for us to have made such a great contribution to. The timber frame here was Cypress Pine internally, with BAL 29 Compliant Spotted Gum Hardwood externally due to the bushfire risk.