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Note: Design Forward LLC is proud to have served the Southern California area designing straw bale homes for over 15 years. However, we have moved on to other business ventures and have closed the business as of January 2017. We will not taking any new projects or responding to phone and email requests. This website will be left up as an archive of data for straw bale and design. You may find that some of the links are broken or out of date, but we will not be updating this site any longer. Thank you!
Project Background

Projects > Straw Bale Youth Housing

Location: Willowbrook, CA
Construction: Straw Bale Post and Beam Home
Progress: Construction Documents
Year: Design - 2012
Synopsis: Design Forward was approached by a non-profit organization that wanted to build a complex of homes to house young adults (ages 18-25) and provide life skills and counseling services on site. The proposal includes 3 homes in a courtyard layout with 2 garages, a laundry room, a garden, an outdoor eating area. The project will feature straw bale construction, PV solar, composting on-site, rain barrels, recycled materials, and more.
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Revised June 26, 2013