The cedar soffit on this straw bale house has a one and a half inch vent running the length of the overhang to allow for the air flow through the roof structure. The vent has screen behind it to prevent entry of insects or small animals to the roof cavity.

Recessed lighting in the soffit was added to illuminate the front door. Both the cedar soffit and fascia were coated with Broda stain, which is an environmentally sound product for finishing wood on exterior applications.