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In ORANIA, Suid-Afrika word daar unieke strooibaalhuise gebou.
The strooibaal technique is becoming more popular at the Oraniers as it is ecologically friendly. The interior of the house is without air conditioning.
Die idee om ‘n strooibaalhuis te bou, het Van Zyl (die argitek) in ’n artikel in Landbouweekblad oor strooibale as alternatiewe boumetode gekry. Dié gevallestudie is deel van sy verhandeling vir ’n meestersgraad. Die bale bestaan uit koringkaf wat gewoonlik deur die boere verbrand word. Niks vreet dit nie. Elke baal bevat 28 bakstene se ruimte. Dit is so dik soos ’n dubbele buitemuur. Die strooi lê in een rigting om die bale te versterk. Die onderste laag bale is in ’n staalraamwerk met penne verstewig. Op plafonhoogte is muurplate ingevoeg om die dak met ankerdrade vas te heg sodat die wind dit nie skep nie. Die bale is ’n lasdraer van die dak.Brandgevaar bestaan nie, want suurstof ontbreek nadat die bale met die pleister verseël is. Die dien as insulasie teen die uiterste somertemperature wat in die Bo-Karoo heers. Van Zyl, ’n verteenwoordiger van ’n Pretoriase argitekfirma hier, het die huis met twee helpers gebou. Die huis, waarvan ’n deel tot 5 m hoog is, word nou met ogiesdraad ``oorgetrek’‘. Dit kan dan met ’n troffel of met ’n spuitmasjien gepleister word. "Die pleister word in drie dun lae aangewend. Om die voorkoms natuurlik te hou, sal ek dit agterna afwit. Ek probeer ook wegbly van sintetiese boumateriaal om die huis ekologies vriendelik te maak.’’ Van Zyl het pragtige dik houtkosyne vir deure in die huis aangebring.
Hoewel ’n strooibaalhuis nie ’n bekende verskynsel in die land is nie, word die boumetode in sekere gevalle in die Wes-Kaap gebruik.
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  • Antionette
    Antionetteabout 2 years ago

    Mooi foto en interressante inligting!

  • Baie dankie Antionette!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 2 years ago

    Vreeslik interessant, het ook al van hierdie boutegniek gelees. Pragtige foto!

  • Baie dankie Maree!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 2 years ago

    what a striking white building Elizabeth..

  • Thanks very much Linda!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinabout 2 years ago

    Goodness, I’ve never seen a home build like this!!!

  • Thanks, yes it is unique and very ecologically friendly. Also cool in summer and warm in winter they say! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Margaret  Hyde
    Margaret Hydeabout 2 years ago

    Lovely shot. We used to hear a lot about this type of house a few years back but haven’t heard anything lately. They are certainly a good idea for hot climates.

  • Thanks Margaret, I’m not sure, but I think most of them are built in that spesific region….we saw this one when we visited Orania.

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Margaret  Hyde
    Margaret Hydeabout 2 years ago

    Sorry, should have mentioned that I heard about them being built in Australia – when “going green” (being an environmentalist) first started up.

  • Very interesting!! Take care. x

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • debsphotos
  • Many thanks Deb! A great honour!

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  • Maisie Sinclair
    Maisie Sinclairabout 2 years ago

    Great image!

  • Thanks so much Maise!

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  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 2 years ago


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  • Many thanks Mary! Greatly appreciated!

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  • Thomas Barker-Detwiler
    Thomas Barker-...over 1 year ago

  • Thanks so much Thomas!

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