Having a straw bale house automatically means we have deep set windows. Had I put more thought into and not been blown away by look of curved walls, I would have made every window into a window seat.
This is something that you may consider if you are ever building a straw bale house.
All of our south facing windows are narrow and tall. Double glazed, of course.
If you ever come to visit us you can expect to see two boxers in the bathroom window with front paws up on the window sill. Not a good look for our render. So rather than undo the render and rebuild the lot with timber window seats, I came across some lovely little painted wooden birds with repurposed recycled pressed metal fanned tails and set them into the window sills.
They look pretty and they make one hell of a racket when they are knocked over onto the tiled floor by enthusiastic boxers.
The bird in the bathroom window has only eaten tile once. The boxers beat a very hasty retreat when she hit the bathroom floor. They are very respectful of her now. She looks out the window with quiet dignity remaining unmolested by scared boxers when people come visiting.
I like my little birdies in the windows.