I think listing this property for sale on my website is an interesting example of the full circle of life. It was this house that really inspired me to commit myself to straw bale construction. I worked on this house, as a helper and nothing more auspicious, and found a real desire to make my living around straw bale projects. This property has also been an inspiration for several of my past clients. When they would come to visit this area with hopes of moving here, they would either visit Hummingbird or stay at the Bed and Breakfast. I knew, on some level, that if they were to stay there, their commitment to this area and to straw bale construction would be complete. It’s really that special of a place!

Go to www.strawbalehomeforsale.com for lots of wonderful photos, a video of the acreage and an extensive video tour (included in this blog post as well) that will be of interest to natural home builders even if they are not looking to buy. I really mean that, the video is great and shows you, in depth, what life in a green, eco-friendly home can be like.

Here’s what the owners have to say about it:

“There are many catch-words used these days to describe energy efficient homes built with natural materials and respect for the land: green, eco-friendly, passive solar, low impact, non-toxic. The property described here is all of these things plus the energy of the artist-owner-builders and all the volunteers and craftsmen whose good will is embedded throughout. Hummingbird is not just a “must see” place but a must “feel”. It is a well-designed family home that we utilize as a Bed & Breakfast.

This is the perfect set up for someone looking for a place in the country to live, work and pursue passions. We currently use the second 2300 sq ft adobe building as a workshop center with ceramics and painting studios. Imagine a place where there are big, separate spaces for a home business (with hi-speed internet, which is unusual around here), home schooling, art and music studios, a shop, or even a winery or brewery! The possibilities are endless.”

How much does it cost?

The asking price is $595,000. The owners are willing to carry a contract and will consider any reasonable offer. They want to move closer to family in Portland and their grandchildren are growing up fast! Once sold the owners are going to bequeath the URL strawbalehomeforsale.com to us here at strawbale.com to use in our efforts to help folks buy and sell straw bale properties.

A Must Watch Video

As promised, here’s the video that the owners have created for the property. It is definitely worth watching whether you hope to buy the place or are just curious about healthy and smart construction.

About the Author

Andrew Morison is a specialist in straw bale and green construction. He has shown thousands of people how to build their own straw bale projects through his comprehensive series of instructional straw bale, concrete foundation, and plastering DVDs, as well as his hands on workshops. You can check these out at www.StrawBale.com/store.

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