(Straw) Bale-Homes for Habitat The site belongs to Habitat for Humanity, Des Moines. This site is located just south of a busy business district and backs up to a commercial building to the north. To the south are neighborhoods and street access, to the west is an apartment building, and to the east is a residence. The site has a number of mature trees and a topography that will require a decent amount of site work.Using this as praxis My Partner (Dora) and i proposed a multi-family units residence scheme with five Residences with a shared wall system. The units were oriented 15 degrees towards south for Maximum solar exposure during winter. All the units are constructed with “Straw bale walls” which is one of the few Net positive materials.