The Journey of Constructing a Straw Bale Greenhouse

Straw bale construction makes a novice builder’s greenhouse affordable, eco-friendly and easy.

In a cold climate, the north wall of any greenhouse must be extremely well insulated, which makes straw bale construction an excellent choice. Straw bale walls have a minimum R-value of 38, twice that of an insulated stick-built wall, which averages R-19. Even in winter, Suzy is able to grow spinach, chard, herbs, and Romaine and butter lettuces in the higher beds set against the straw bale walls.