Costs of a Straw Bale House

So, how much does a straw bale house cost?

Of course, without knowing the exact plan, the answer can only be given vaguely. But the good news is: not much more or less than any other well-insulated (single-family) house. If you calculate at the beginning with about 2,500 € to 2,600 €/m2 incl. additional costs (consultation, planning, energy certificate, submission, building foreman), you will probably be happy in the end that these building costs can be kept quite reliably if savings are made everywhere. Especially if you help out and carry out some of the work with workshops. So let’s extrapolate: 100m2 of usable living space is available from 250,000 € (cheaper only in low-price countries in the south). More expensive is always possible, of course. Besides: the bigger the house, the lower the price per m2. Conversely: fully equipped Tiny houses probably cannot be built at this price; depending on the technology and equipment (heating, plumbing, toilet, electricity, kitchen,…), higher costs are to be expected.

Our offer (all modules can be booked independently):

Individual first consultation of the ASBN (per hour): 50,- € incl. (excl. km-money 0,42/km if it is on your place)
Show house inspection and advice from the self-builder Günter Fellinger in Russbach/Upper Austria: 50,-/hour incl. (advance booking required)
Consulting ASBN (Herbert Gruber) until start of construction for new building and renovation (incl. 1 site visit): 900,- € incl. (excl. km-money 0,42/km), for all questions concerning straw construction that arise during the planning phase.
Individual design/planning workshop for new building: 700,- € incl.
1 day, 9-17 o’clock in Ravelsbach according to the agreed appointment, at the end of the day there are 1-3 individual design variants, which were worked out together with the building family and can serve as a basis for the submission plan.
Submission plan: on request (basis is a dimensioned design plan and the cadastral plan of the property)
Timber construction plan for new building (according to dimensioned draft or submission plan): 700,- € incl. as a basis for the carpentry and the material list/wood extract
Detailed cost calculation for new construction and renovation for each house variant: 700, – € incl., includes all materials and work from the upper edge of the foundation to the finished house and an estimate for the foundation and the plumber (heating, water)
Material list with order links of all sustainable and ecological materials (incl. quantities) from the top edge of the foundation on the basis of the construction plan: 700,- € incl.
Energy certificate for new construction or renovation: 550,- € incl., on the basis of the submission plan including building description (all wall, floor and roof structures and the window quality and sizes as well as the orientation of the building must already be fixed).