We know how straws turn into house

Genius lies in simplicity. This expression can be considered as trite, but its essential feature – truth. Precisely this expression is ideal in terms of straw houses. Straw house is simple. It is warm. Live. Breathable. Healthy. And cheap to maintain. Therefore – it is just brilliant.
The paradox, however straw houses were created and later destroyed by the inventions of mankind. These houses were started to build in the United States at the end of the nineteenth century, when the first straw baling machines were created, but around the year 1940 advancing construction and chemical industry forced to pay attention to other building materials. Fortunately, not all forget what our ancestors created by using what was given by nature, and comprehend the fact that modern construction materials often have nothing to do with ecology. This is just a collection of chemical formulas. Unlike the three main (and only) components of straw house: straw, wood and clay. Intelligence lies not in technologies, but in man himself. And the one of the features of intelligence is to remember what once has been created. That is why straw house returns. Intelligent people, who know what does the ecology and healthy lifestyle mean, who are interested in new technologies, who plan modern, healthy and comfortable life, who care about what environment their children will grow in, need such houses. You can be intelligent.
Inspired by ecological, economic and smart house idea we started out with development of straw panels’ manufacturing technology. Gained lot of knowledge and experience in this area, we realized that we are fully ready to offer you solutions to guarantee a healthy life in a healthy house.
“Modulina” specializes in the production of straw panels. We produce straw panels for house walls, ceilings, roofs. For panels’ carcass we use I-beams or special wooden carcass of our production. Straws in carcass are compressed to the desired density by special equipment that allows producing straw panel that meets the basic thermal, acoustic and other construction requirements.


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Straw walls has good thermal properties, the heat resistivity superior to brick walls resistivity, so even at the coldest time of the year a house is warm, and to maintain heat the costs (electricity, solid fuel or gas boiler, furnace or heater) are minimal, and in summer a house is cool, that also saves money because there is no need for air conditioning systems.

Sound insulation

It has been demonstrated that straw block walls have good sound insulations – presses straws absorb sound and can reduce outside noise up to 50 decibels. So it provides another advantage of straw house, it does not need any additional sound insulating materials.


It is said that straw house breathes. It is true. All three main components – wood, straw and clay ensure that the air is always fresh in such house. For example, the clay, used for decoration, absorbs the humidity when it is too much in the air and releases when it is not enough. The straws have superior moisture load permeability, but it do not absorb completely.

Speed of construction

The differences become apparent at the very beginning of the construction process. For example, construction of 120 square meters house walls of straw panels takes only 2-3 days, the straw panel roof – 1 day. To achieve this it is enough for 2-3 people team and very little equipment. Fast straw panel roofs’ mounting allows saving money for the equipment rent. Less investment needed for foundation, because of lower straw panel’s weight it can be simpler, and lighter house became an advantage in choosing foundation.


Straws inside in the wooden walls of house create a natural atmosphere and good microclimate of house itself positively affects the health of people living in. However, it is important that straw house is healthy and ecological not only for people, who live there but it is environmentally friendly also. For example, to produce rock wool or wood fiber boards require a certain amount of energy that does not come from anywhere – energy is also produced and this is the process of environment pollution. Straws, wood and clay are the nature products that do not need to produce, which means that carbon dioxide is not created and released into environment. On the contrary, growing up tree itself uses CO2. Because of straw consumption rather than burning them, the environment is less polluted.

Idea of clay farmhouse

Typically straw house walls are plastered with clay and it is used for internal partitions‘decoration. Straw houses’ builders not accidentally chose this natural material as clay perfectly absorbs undesirable odors, regulates indoor humidity by absorbing or releasing excess. Clay has anti-static features – it avoids attracting dust. In addition, it is very “obedient” finishing material as it is easy adjust. For example, if there is a need to hide the extra power cord in the wall, there is no left trace after such corrections.




To produce straw panel’ carcass “Modulina” uses 45 cm tall I-beams, from its height depends thickness of straw walls. Wall’s height and width are variable, so they are produced according to project as well as transportation and installation characteristics. During the manufacturing process the necessary straw compression ratio is ensured, open straw surfaces are processed, that is done by our developed mechanisms. We also produce straw panels for ceilings and roofs.


Wall panels mounting on the concrete base

The tread is attached to the concrete foundation by bolts. Foam polystyrene is placed between tread battens, and then wooden plate is fixed on top, then straw panel is screwed to a wooden base. Wood cleats of 95 mm x 45 mm are used for the tread. Foamed polystyrene - 260 mm x 50 mm.


Outer wall facing layer

The first diffusion membrane is attached on the straw panels, then - wood fiber board, on which are placed mineral plaster. Wood fiber board’s thickness can be 30 mm, 60 mm or 100 mm, depending on what wall thermal resistivity we want to achieve. It is also possible to choose other external finish: ventilated facade with wood cladding, clinker and so on.


Internal wall facing layer

Inner wall facing layer consists of brown clay plaster (thickness - 30 mm), a plaster reinforcing mesh is placed in. White clay facing plaster layer (thickness - 2-3 mm) is applied on the top.




To find out how much your home will cost to build out of “Modulina” produced straw panels, you need to multiply the area of the house walls by ​​1 square meter  straw panel price, which currently starts at 90 EUR / m² (without VAT). Do not include doors and windows areas into walls area.  Also we can produce straw overlays, which cost EUR 100 / m²(excluding VAT) and the straw roof constructions, which cost EUR 105 / m² (excluding VAT).
Preliminary calculation:
If you want to calculate the price of the walls and do not know the doors’ and windows area, we suggest using the preliminary price calculation methodology, i.e. external walls’ perimeter multiply by height of walls, and the resulting value multiply by one square meter of straw panel price that according to this method starts from 70 EUR / m².
Eg.: 100 m²  sized house is quadrangle, one wall length - 10 m, four walls - 10 x 4 = 40 m, wall height is 3 m, 40 m x 3 m = 120 m² wall area, and the preliminary cost of 120 m² x 70 EUR = 8 400 EUR. Prices do not include VAT. 1 m² wall price may vary depending on the complexity of the design and other technical parameters.
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