"I wish I'd designed this house" is the comment from visiting architect Richard.
"It's like something out of Vogue" sighs Suzanne.
Welcome to the Straw Bale House The passive solar design of this magnificent house and the half metre thick walls made of straw ensure warmth in winter and cool in summer. 80 recycled materials add beauty and character of a unique design. Timbers from an old jetty on the Parramatta River, the luggage rack from a 1927 Plymouth, 7 metre bush poles, rusted corrugated iron, doors and windows from the Queen Victoria Hospital are only some of the creative materials used in the construction of this house. Filled with handcrafted furniture and fittings, and rustic treasures collected from 4 years of active auction hunting you will find every corner brings a new surprise. The house is comprised of 2 wings
Leura is a 1 1/2 hour drive from the centre of Sydney.
A 10-minute walk will take you to the quaintest village in the mountains where you will enjoy the proliferation of cafes, galleries and shops.
World Heritage listed Blue Mountains includes attractions such as the 3 Sisters, Valley of the Waters, Echo Point, Grand Canyon Bush Walk, Sceniscender, the Zig Zag railway. Old Leura Dairy is a short 5 - 15 minute drive from most attractions.