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San Diego Green Building Council

Green Homes Tour/Residential Green Building Committee

797 J Street

San Diego, CA 92101

© 2019 by San Diego Green Building Council

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Jamul Strawbale

House

This home is constructed with highly efficient strawbale walls. The natural, nontoxic material is fire-resistant and extremely insulative. The home also features 12-inch Douglas fir log posts inside and out, a 6.5 kW solar system, and oriented with large 42-inch overhangs to provide shaded windows in the summer and sunlight in the winter. All rainwater from the roof is captured in a 5,000-gallon tank for garden irrigation, a permitted greywater system irrigates the orchard, and native plants fill the garden.

Photo Credit: Future Home Photography.