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Amazing Couple Builds the Applegate Cottage on Whidbey Island

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 […]

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2020 Natural Building Conference

You’re Invited to the 2020 Rocky Mountain Natural Building Conference

My friend Timbo Scursso and I have been talking about the upcoming Natural Building Conference in Moab, Utah and I want to be sure you know about it. In fact, there’s a discount for early registration, so read on to learn more… ANNOUNCEMENT: The Natural Building Alliance presents the 2020 Rocky Mountain Natural Building Conference. […]

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Adding Shingles to Gable Walls

Adding shingles to gable walls may not seem like a straw bale specific topic at first glance. That doesn’t mean it’s not an important skill for you to learn for several reasons. First and foremost, a lot of straw bale houses use shingles on the gable end walls. They do so to add a complementary […]

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Quick update to the post below. Gabriella and I are no longer associated with the website other than we have our tiny house plans listed for sale there. We are focused entirely on straw bale construction so have given the site to our dear friends Alexis and Christian. They are running the site as […]

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