Nick wanted to construct a greener alternative to traditional house building methods and built his home out of straw bales.
Topped with a turf roof adorned with wild flowers and an ever watchful cat Nick Morrison’s Orkney Straw House in Orphir overlooks Scapa Flow.
Nick gave the audience an informative and fascinating account of how to build a house using the straw bale technique.
The Straw bale house features a turf roof.
“For the past 3 weeks Nick Morrison has shared his story of building his house of straw in Orphir, Orkney in this final installment what went wrong…”
“Speed of construction. This is very fast so much so that the term ‘baling frenzy’ has been coined”
“No Straw Bale house has ever been refused Planning merely because it
was Straw bale”
The oldest straw bale houses are around 130 years old but is this a form of construction we can still use today – and in Orkney?