BaleHaus® has been developed to enable it to be arranged in terraces around a site perimeter. The houses protect an inner, semi-private courtyard creating a beneficial micro-climate for gardens and food production. Individual external access is provided to the courtyard without needing to enter the house. Walking and cycle paths run through the site, creating green routes that can link to parks within the urban grain, creating safe and pleasant routes and play spaces for children and adults. It is proposed that SUDS systems of swales and balancing ponds can be accommodated in these courts, further enhancing their biodiversity. The space allows for private or shared recycling and energy production.

It is important that each house has its own private outdoor space away from the community spaces. Each BaleHaus® has two areas, a terrace at first floor and a roof terrace. These are designed to support green roofs and micro allotments. They also capture all of the rainwater that falls onto them for irrigating the planting and for flushing toilets. The roof can also accommodate solar hot water panels and PVs if required. They are also important social spaces where families can gather in the fresh air for low carbon barbecues in the summer or where parents can escape for the odd G&T while reading the newspapers.

BaleHaus® delivers an entirely renewable way to construct homes, made from natural materials that are beautiful, affordable and sustainable. BaleHaus™ is a living, breathing home that is cool in summer and warm in winter. It is intelligent in design as well as operation and, at every turn, simply and effectively helps people reduce their CO2 emissions without compromising how they choose to live their lives. For some people, “Less is a Bore”, BaleHaus® ensures that “Less is truly More” by delivering homes and communities that are safe, secure, vibrant, environmentally friendly and enhance our health, well being and happiness.

BaleHaus® delivers an entirely renewable way to construct homes, made from natural materials that are beautiful, affordable and sustainable. BaleHaus® is a living, breathing home that is cool in summer and warm in winter. It is intelligent in design as well as operation and, at every turn, simply and effectively helps people reduce their CO2 emissions without compromising how they choose to live their lives. For some people, “Less is a Bore”; BaleHaus® ensures that “Less is truly More” by delivering homes and communities that are safe, secure, vibrant, environmentally friendly and enhance our health, well being and happiness.