ESBA – European Straw Building Association

The second ESBA General Assembly took place on Sunday, June 18th in Venice at the ESBG (European Straw Bale Gathering), Terminal 103.

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), BNBA – Belarus Natural Building Association (Belarus), COMPALHA – Associação para a bioconstrução com materiais naturais em Portugal (Portugal), EME – Eestimaaehitus (Estonia), 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), Stroh – Paille – Paglia (Switzerland)

Associate members:

Le Gabion (France), Paille-Tech scrl (Belgium), Small Planet smba (Denmark), Spyros Panagos (Greece), Prefabio (Romania), Emmanuel Laugs (Netherland)


The General Assembly in Venice (at the ESBG 2017) elected a new board to manage the association. It is composed by Dirk Eberhard (FR), Heinz Michael Fischer (DE), Audrey van den Heuvel (NL), Herbert Gruber (AT), Maciej Jagielak (PL), Wouter Klijn (NL), Alejandro Lopez (ES), Manas Melliwa (FR), Carlo Micheletti (IT), Eileen Sutherland (UK) and Marcel Zwart (NL).

See also ESBA General Assembly, Venice 2017