The house made out of straw

March 26 2015

THE countdown is now on for the official opening of Bishopston's very own straw-bale house.

THE countdown is now on for the official opening of Bishopston's very own straw-bale house.

The Golden Hill Community Garden, located at the allotments off Monk Road, is coming to the final stages of the building work, with the eco house set to launch at their spring fair on May 9.

All that remains is to build an accessibility ramp for disabled access.

The "Bishopston Bale House", powered by on-site solar panels, can be hired out for events, meetings and workshops.

All proceeds will go back into GHCG which is a not for profit organisation run by volunteers to support local schools, groups and community projects.

Founder Lucy Mitchell aid: “The Bishopston Bale House is unique to Bristol and we hope to share our knowledge and inspire similar projects.”

Sarah Thorp, owner of Room 212, has been inspired by the straw-bale house and has started embarking on her own eco-build just off the Gloucester Road.

GHCG straw bale house