A straw bale cottage in West Virginia, USA


It would be difficult to find another cottage with better sustainable credentials than Lotus Cottage in West Virginia, USA. It was built by natural builder and architect Sigi Koko. The cottage has a rubble trench foundation with exterior straw bale walls plastered with lime outside and clay inside. All the timber was locally grown and lots of salvaged parts like windows were used in the building.



The interior walls are cob with an adobe floor to store the energy from the sun that streams in the south facing windows under the lotus flower sculpture. You can see interior pictures of the straw bale house on Sigi's facebook page.