ESBA – European Straw Building Association

The European Straw Building Association is an independent European association, devoid of any profit making motive. The object of the Association is to promote and develop the use of straw, as a sustainable way of building in all the senses of the term “sustainable”: renewable, ecological, healthy, energy and climate efficient, social and economic.
The Association is a federation composed of organisations and people particularly concerned with the use of straw in buildings.

Full members:

ArTUR – Sustainable Architecture (Slovakia), ASBN – Austrian Straw Bale Network (Austria), COMPALHA – Associação para a bioconstrução com materiais naturais em Portugal (Portugal), FASBA – Fachverband Strohballenbau Deutschland e.V. (Germany), MSZE – Magyar Szalmaepitok Egyesulete – Hungarian Strawbuilders Association (Hungary), OSBN – Ogólnopolskie Stowarzyszenie Budownictwa Naturalnego (Poland), Promopaglia (Italy), RCP – Red de Construccion con Paja (Spain), RFCP – Réseau Français de la Construction en Paille (France), SBUK – Strawbale Building UK (United Kingdom), SBN – Strobouw Nederland (Netherlands)

Associate members:

Le Gabion (France), Paille-Tech scrl (Belgium), Small Planet smba (Denmark)


The General Assembly in Venice (February 2016) elected a board of 7 people to manage the association. It is composed by Dirk Eberhard (FR), Sissy Hein (DE), Maciej Jagielak (PL), Zuzana Kierulfova (SK), Stefano Soldati (IT), Herbert Gruber (AT) and Audrey van den Heuvel (NL).