Another Amazing Straw Bale Workshop

Straw Bale WorkshopI recently returned home from another amazing straw bale workshop in Arlington, Vermont. This was truly one of the most fun workshops I have had in years. Of course, I always have a blast, but there was something extra fun about this week. Maybe it was the project (it actually started as a headache, but ended as a beautiful structure). Maybe it was…actually, who cares? It was amazing, and that’s enough.

The building will be used as woodworking shop, home brew facility, pottery studio and forge. It will certainly provide years of fun and creativity for the hosts: Tara and Tyler. The heavy timber frame was wrapped in straw bales and plastered with Natural Hydraulic Lime plaster. It was a relatively small class for me (20 people) yet we got a ton accomplished in the seven days we were together.

I’ve included some photos of the project below. As I noted above, the structure¬†was a bit of a headache because it was an exposed frame, natural timber structure that didn’t contain one straight line. In the end though, it was an absolutely beautiful structure and worth every head scratch. What’s more, we had the opportunity to hang 4 large doors totaling 1400 pounds! They are an incredible feature on an already stunning structure. See for yourself below…

Straw Bale Workshop

Straw Bale Workshop

Straw Bale Workshop

Straw Bale Workshop

Straw Bale Workshop

Straw Bale Workshop

Straw Bale Workshop

Straw Bale Workshop

 

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2 Responses to Another Amazing Straw Bale Workshop

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    Melanie Daniell Sat, August 28, 2021 at 9:40 am #

    Hello,

    We want to build a straw bale bermed house in VT. Is that something you could make into a workshop?

  2. Andrew Morrison
    Andrew Morrison Sat, August 28, 2021 at 10:38 am #

    Hi Melanie. Thanks for your interest in straw bale construction and potentially hosting a workshop. Much would depend on the location, the timing, the size of the home, and the overall project scale and details. The best thing to do is to go through the hosting page HERE and then shoot me an email with the answers to the questions therein.

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