Chalk Hill Off-Grid Cabin

This 872 s.f. off-grid straw-bale project is a getaway home for a San Francisco couple with two active young boys. This simple, straw-bale volume opens to a south-facing terrace, connecting it to the forest glade, and a more intimate queen bed sized sleeping bay. An open loft above the kitchen provides additional sleeping space for kids and guests.
Chalk Hill Off-Grid Cabin
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This 872 s.f. off-grid straw-bale project is a getaway home for a San Francisco couple with two active young boys. © Eric Millette Photography
“Windows” — julettia
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This 872 s.f. off-grid straw-bale project is a getaway home for a San Francisco couple with two active young boys. © Eric Millette Photography
“Building on a hill” — nancybellcross
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The house features energy independence by necessity. Solar hot water collectors provide domestic hot water as well as space heating by flowing the heated fluid first through a heat exchanger and then into tubing buried in a 2 ft. bed of sand beneath the floor slabs. © Eric Millette Photography
“The house features energy independence by necessity. Solar hot water collectors provide domestic hot” — Alexandra Wagoner
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This simple, straw-bale volume opens to a south-facing terrace, connecting it to the forest glade, and a more intimate queen bed sized sleeping bay. © Eric Millette Photography
“stove & nuggie alcove” — fjelstad42
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P.V. panels on the roof harvest electricity, stored in batteries, powering the well pump and other domestic needs. © Eric Millette Photography
“P.V. panels on the roof harvest electricity, stored in batteries, powering the well pump and other d” — Alexandra Wagoner
Chalk Hill Off-Grid Cabin kitchen
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This 872 s.f. off-grid straw-bale project is a getaway home for a San Francisco couple with two active young boys. © Eric Millette Photography
“kitchen” — sheblacksmith
Chalk Hill Off-Grid Cabin kitchen
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This 872 s.f. off-grid straw-bale project is a getaway home for a San Francisco couple with two active young boys. © Eric Millette Photography
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Chalk Hill Off-Grid Cabin loft
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© Eric Millette Photography
“reclaimed wood” — Terri Fox
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© Eric Millette Photography
“shop to house” — 306andbeyond
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This 872 s.f. off-grid straw-bale project is a getaway home for a San Francisco couple with two active young boys. © Arkin Tilt Architects
“The DIY aspect of straw bale is making it an increasingly popular construction material for family h” — lindaraeclark
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