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
“single pitch roof, would be good at collecting solar heat if facing south” — jeffr65
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
“everything” — Karen Bruening
Chalk Hill Off-Grid Cabin
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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
“techo sin aislacion alero” — nicoserrati
Chalk Hill Off-Grid Cabin
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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
“floor” — Rickie Brown
Chalk Hill Off-Grid Cabin
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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
“Solar panels on standing seem roof for Nancy to see.” — alanlaidlaw
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
“Farm Table” — Danika Meunier
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
“Small spaces” — lomac05
Chalk Hill Off-Grid Cabin loft
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© Eric Millette Photography
“Cabin” — Rebecca woods
Chalk Hill Off-Grid Cabin
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© Eric Millette Photography
“Plancher” — leabourdages
First Bale
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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
“Arkin Tilt ArchitectsSaveEmail The DIY aspect of straw bale is making it an increasingly popular con” — marika999
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