The Maya Boutique Hôtel is the first hotel built entirely with straw bales. It is situated in Nax, in the Swiss Valais.
A modern Construction with Straw Bales
The construction method we have chosen is a straw bale dwelling. The exterior walls are 90 cm thick, and made of loam and lime coated straw bales.
The advantages of this construction are a more comfortable and healthier living environment. Straw bale buildings have the capacity to contain their heat very efficiently and need barely any heating.
We constructed the Maya Boutique Hôtel in such a way, that we will be energetically self-sufficient. For instance, we will produce fresh hot water for the showers, the washing machines, the dishwashers etc. by absorbing the excess heat in the Maya Boutique Hotel (wood fired oven and stoves) and with the use of a solar thermal system, which will be in charge of this task from April till October.
With over 3000 hours of sun each year, our region has a very mild micro-climate, thus guaranteeing energy independence.
The Maya Boutique Hôtel has so much to offer!
You will find the Maya Boutique Hotel on the east side of Nax, the locality of Plan Pras, on a 2600 m² plot.
It is right on the access road, 150 meters away of the popular activities and tourist attraction “Espace Mont Noble”.
The eight modern rooms are individually decorated using hand-made furniture and beds. All eight rooms have private bathrooms and private terrace or balcony.
Every morning we will put up a rich breakfast buffet, while we use our own products and local Valais specialities.