The information contained in this blog post is for a shorter landscape wall. If you want to build a tall landscape wall, the process will be slightly different. I consider anything five courses or more to be a tall landscape wall. The reason the process is different is that the forces of wind on a […]
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I have been wanting to write about the Colorado workshop since the day I got home, but have been so busy this season with consulting, my own projects, and life in general, that I’m just now finding time to sit down and get this blog post done. Sorry for the delay! The good news is […]
What an incredible week we had in Montezuma, NM at this season’s first straw bale workshop. We always have a good time at the workshops, but there was something especially amazing about this week as we felt the joy of gathering together after such a long and, for some, lonely pandemic year. The vast majority […]
The Elk Creek straw bale home has actually been featured in our photo gallery in the past and is one we have personally visited and love. Located in desirable southern Oregon, this gorgeous straw bale home offers the ultimate in peaceful seclusion yet is close-in to all services, shopping, and cultural events. There’s even an […]
If you’re considering a green roof for your straw bale project, learn the benefits of using one as well as the ONE potential drawback.
I met Paul and Sara in 2015, long before they moved into their very own Applegate Cottage, at my seven-day, hands-on workshop in La Grande, Oregon and was immediately struck by what an awesome couple they are. They had a work ethic like I’d not seen in years, and were always full of smiles and […]
“…My neck is stiff, my voice is weak, I hardly whisper when I speak. My tongue is filling up my mouth, I think my hair is falling out. My elbow’s bent, my spine ain’t straight, My temperature is one-o-eight. My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear, There is a hole inside my ear. I have […]
To the Black, Indigenous, and people of color in our straw bale community, I recently received a very powerful message from an African American woman educator in which she shared how important it is for us to clearly state that Black, Indigenous, and people of color are “welcomed and wanted” at our workshops. It became […]
By now you have all likely seen the horrific footage of George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis. Gabriella and I are filled with grief and anger, as I imagine you are too. Adding to this pain is the fact that his murder is one of far too many similar deaths that continue to take place in […]
If you’re looking for an engineer in New York State to help with your straw bale build, please read on. Touson Saryon, the architect of the most popular home designs that we sell, recently gave me a recommendation for an engineer in New York State that I want to share with you all. It can […]