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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 You may find that some of the links are broken or out of date, but we will not be updating this site any longer.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 > Humel Residence

Location: Fallbrook, CA
Construction: Straw Bale Post and Beam Home
Progress: Completed
Year: Design - August 2007, Construction Began - August 2010, Completed - Early 2012
Synopsis: This is the Humels' dream home. We spent several years working on the design to make sure it was just perfect. The house features a several energy efficient features: a Net Energy Metering Solar Power system, air-to-water heat pump for hydronic radiant ceiling heating system, Heat Recovery Ventilators, Solar Hot Water Collector, continuous instant hot water circulation system, Andersen A-Series windows, R-38 ceiling insulation, clay-lime plaster, plus of course, straw bale walls.
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Revised June 26, 2013