There is a strong network of straw bale construction - nationally and internationally. In many European countries construction experts and those interested in sustainable building with straw are organised in national associations.
In Belgium, Germany, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom these associations offer information to their members as well as to the public and drive forward market development for straw bale construction. The purpose of these networks is to recognise and promote the use of straw in construction in their country. They also invest in research and development and aim to professionalise the sector.
In addition to the national networks, the European Straw Building Association (ESBA) was founded to cooperate, exchange and communicate in the topic of straw building in Europe.
Are you working on a construction project using straw? Do you have questions about straw bale building? Contact your national network! On their websites you will find professional publications, building guidelines, examples of straw buildings, events related to straw construction as well as educational opportunities. In addition, you will find contact data of straw construction experts in your region who will be happy to advise you on your building project.
Réseau Belge francophone de la Construction Paille (RBfCP)
Réseau Français de la Construction Paille (RFCP)
The United Kingdom
Strawbale Building United Kingdom (SBUK)
Vereniging Strobouw Nederland
Fachverband Strohballenbau Deutschland e. V. (FASBA)
European Straw Building Association (ESBA)
European Straw Bale House Register
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