Author Archive | Gabriella

July Workshop Winner

This month’s winner for a free 7 day workshop is Susan B.!  Congrats Susan!  We are really glad that you’ll be joining us. Here is a little bit about her in her own words, “I am a design consultant in the mid-Willamette Valley.  My specialties are lighting, aging in place, kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms to […]

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American Clay Q&A

Over the years I have heard several people ask about the American Clay line of plasters so I felt it was time to contact them to ask them some of these questions.  Here is the Q&A session: 1. How do you handle the fact that clay is more breathable (allows more vapor to pass through […]

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Review of the DragOn Pro Mortar Sprayer

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and in the case of Branislav Prvanovic, a Serbian innovator and businessman involved in the building trades, a gigantic straw bale building project turned out to be the mother load of necessities. Charged with the task of rendering 150,000 sqft of straw bale walls on his […]

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Tennessee Couple Loses Home to Tornado and Rebuilds With Straw Bales

Jill Plumer and David Clark were married 10 years ago and soon after the joyous occasion, began dreaming up plans for the home in which they planned to spend the rest of their lives.  They decided on a beautiful timber framed house design and eight years ago, the construction process began.  David is a carpenter, […]

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