• “Snowed Inn” Straw Bale Plans

“Snowed Inn” Straw Bale Plans


Plan Number: sp-100

Designed by: Steven Padgitt of Dragonfly Designs. For bio, click here.

Snowed Inn Photo


I have always enjoyed the simplicity of Asian influence. The architect and home owner of “Snowed Inn” have followed that theme to its current conclusion, while pressing hard on sustainability, in designing and building this beautiful home. Wanting to have and share more than merely a place to sleep Steven looked for and created unusual decorative treasures to enhance the visual and overall experience for himself and his guests. With a total of 1790 SF (1404 SF interior), this beautiful and original design will inspire you to create your own dream straw bale home.

In designing the house, close attention was paid to both passive and active solar collection characteristics. The multiple south facing windows, along with the calculated roof line, serve to collect solar energy in cold months, both into the dark tiled window seats and the integral colored concrete floor, while the roof line protects against solar collection during the summer months. The roof extension calculations were handled by the architect and are latitude sensitive and thus may need adjustment based on your lattitude.

The original house is entirely “off the grid”, with both 12v and 120v solar based electrical systems in place. All lights are 12v LEDs rendering ultra-low energy consumption. Light switches are radio frequency controlled (no batteries necessary) rather than hard wired with a considerable savings on wire and labor costs. Because of the specific electrical system that was used in the original house, no electrical plan is included with this set of plans. The owner has said he is happy to serve as a consultant for anyone who purchases the plans for the electrical details and for any other questions they may have. When you purchase the plans, I will connect you directly with Steven, and you can discuss how to move forward with him.

Please click on the following link to see a photo gallery of this beautiful home.

For a full description from the designer/home owner, please click here.


Square Footage Home Elements
Total Living Area 1,790 SF
Levels: 1+ Studio
Main Level: 1,1450 SF
Foundation: Slab on Grade
Second Level: 340 SF Alternate Foundations: Crawlspace, Pier, Basement
Footprint: 53′ W x 49′ D
Lot Type: Flat
Alternate Lot Types: Sloping
Room Details
Master Suite: Main Level
Bedrooms: 2 (including studio)
Bathrooms: (including studio)


Details and Features

  • Curved Wall Design
  • Private Studio Upstairs
  • Passive Solar Design
  • Radiant Floor Heat
  • Carport
  • Super Efficient
  • Designed for Off Grid Living
  • Open Living Space
  • Fireplace

Floor Plans and Elevations

Snowed Inn Floor Plan 1

Snowed Inn Floor Plan


Snowed Inn Elevation Sized

Included in Construction Drawing Set

  • Elevations
  • Floor Plans
  • Roof Framing Plan
  • Wall Details
  • Building Sections
  • Structural Details
  • Truss Sections
  • Window and Door Details
  • Foundation Plan
  • Floor Framing
  • General Notes


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