House of Bales

House of Bales was set up by Lance Kairl in 1997 to promote and facilitate the construction of strawbale building in South Australia and to be a resource for owners and builders. Lance has been working in the building industry and with owner builders for over 25 years. He was drawn to strawbale by its sustainable nature, its flexibility as a building material, and its capacity to replicate the features of traditional homesteads and cottages.

Lance is a licensed builder and building works supervisor. He began constructing his first strawbale building in 1997 and has spent all the years since then, refining and developing more efficient and cost effective ways of creating long lasting well-built strawbale projects. He is South Australia’s most experienced strawbale builder.

Lances’ experience in strawbale building includes the construction of:

  • Single story homes
  • Studio buildings
  • Executive homes
  • Home extensions
  • 2 story dwellings
  • Commercial buildings
  • Wineries
  • Garden features and walls
  • Sheds and workshops
  • Cool room/storage facilities