Like the “3 Little Piggies” fable, this house was built from straw. Unlike the “3 Little Piggies” fable you can’t huff and puff this house down. Straw bales, along with clay and wood, were used throughout to make what is supposedly the first ever house over 3 floors built without any stabilizing construction such as wooden beams.
Why? It is just as sturdy, highly insulating from both heat and cold, very eco-friendly. Plus it gives a place such a warm feeling, a sensation that more habitual raw materials, such as stone, simply cannot match. And it’s a perfect match with the region.
The natural requisites of the house going hand in hand with the natural beauty of the South Tyrol countryside, mountains and all. The four self catering apartments are utterly comfortable (see details below) so don’t think that the basic materials used imply a basic level of service. Far from it. In fact even decoration is somewhat different and unique. Richard, the co-owner, is a freelance artist and many of his paintings and objects d’art are used liberally throughout. Location The Strohhaus is located in Langtaufers, an isolated valley famed for its purity of air and natural beauty.
Nature may be Queen here, but culture also abounds. The lovely medieval village of Glurns, the monastery of St. Johann (UNESCO World Heritage) in the Müstair Valley, the Churburg Castle in Schluderns, as well as the towns of Meran and Bozen are all nearby. So this picture postcard perfection of an area offers more than simply picture postcard beauty.
The 4 available apartments are all non smoking.
1st Floor and Ground Floor Apartments • 84m² living area • 2 twin bed rooms bed –with their own en-suite bathroom, and separate WC • large open living room with stereo (CD, Radio, MP3), digital TV, and sofa bed for 2 • Equipped kitchen with dishwasher • dining area • hand made terracotta flooring • larch and spruce furniture from local wood • a wood firing stove • 2 terraces (South and West) with table, chairs, and deckchairs • reduced electricity flow at night.
Gronda Apartment Located under the roof and houses 2-5 persons: • 52m² living area • 1 bedroom with twin bed, and 1 single bed • living room with wooden ceiling, 2 single bed sofas • large bathroom • equipped kitchen (+ oven, no dishwasher) • cosy dining area • 1 balcony to the South (view into the valley, morning sun) • deckchair on balcony • Sat-TV and Stereo (CD, radio, MP3), games • terracotta and parquet flooring / wooden furniture • reduced electricity flow at night.
Altana Apartment Also located under the roof. Houses 2-4 persons: • 50m² living area • 1 bedroom with twin bed • living room with charming ceiling of old wooden beams, 2 single bed sofas • bathroom • well equipped kitchen (no oven, no dishwasher) • cosy dining area • 1 balcony to the South (view into the valley, morning sun) • 1 large balcony to the West (view out of the valley, sun afternoon and evening) • deckchairs and chairs on balconies • Sat-TV and Stereo (CD, radio, MP3), games • terracotta and parquet flooring / wooden furniture • reduced electricity flow at night.
All apartments include bed linen and towels (weekly change), kitchen table mats, fully equipped kitchen with percolator, Bodum coffee maker, espresso maker, teapot, Olive Oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar. Also toilet paper, games, blankets, water bowls for pets and so forth.
- Family Friendly Hotels
- Animals welcome
- Audio-visual services
- Central heating
- Parking covered
- Hair dryer
- Kitchen fully equipped
- Non smoking rooms