Inspiring Straw Bale Workshop Video

This straw bale workshop video is a must watch if you are interested in attending a straw bale workshop in 2017. In fact, even if you are not planning on attending, this inspiring straw bale workshop video is worth watching anyway. It showcases beautiful images of both straw bale homes under construction and finished products, as well as groups of friends coming together and growing lasting friendships. If you are a graduate, make sure to watch the video as there is a good chance that there are images from your workshop in it.

This video was created to help spread the word about the overall experience of our straw bale workshops. For those of you who have already attended, you know what I mean when I say it is hard to express what an experience it is, above and beyond the straw bale education part. I have been told again and again that it is an “experience of a lifetime,” “the best week of my life,” and “worth every penny just to meet the people and build life long¬†friendships.” Make sure to leave your own comments on the YouTube page or in the comments fields below…we love hearing from old and new friends!

Happy Baling and I hope to see you at a workshop in 2017. Please click here to learn more about our 2017 locations or to sign up today!

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6 Responses to Inspiring Straw Bale Workshop Video

  1. Mike Sat, November 15, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

    Cool video. Love seeing the connections and hard work made fun!

  2. David Hanigan Custom Contradtors Fri, February 24, 2017 at 8:23 am #

    Government interference in the building trade has suppressed any kind of innovative construction for years.
    Just try and get a building permit for strawbale building in your home town or adobe. Until something is done about the government’s money making scams ( building permits keep going up in cost each year) it will remain a rural and I mean way out of town, project.

  3. Andrew Morrison
    Andrew Morrison Fri, February 24, 2017 at 12:10 pm #

    Hi David. Thanks for your message. I disagree with your comment as I have been personally involved in several straw bale projects in downtown locations (Missoula, Corvallis, San Mateo, etc.). Further, there is a nationally recognized straw bale code in the 2015 IRC Appendix S for straw bale construction, so permitting has gotten much easier as a result. The biggest reason for many straw bale projects happening in the country versus the city is the thickness of the walls. On a small lot, wall thickness can be a negative impact on the project whereas those lots without restriction to building envelope are much more conducive to straw bale.

  4. Sherylee Fri, February 24, 2017 at 7:48 pm #

    Love the video – and the music! The images bring back so many wonderful memories of our own strawbale build. These buildings sure are built with love.

  5. Becky Sat, February 25, 2017 at 11:48 am #

    Will there be any workshops in Northern California?

  6. Andrew Morrison
    Andrew Morrison Sun, February 26, 2017 at 11:31 am #

    Hi Becky. You can see the entire 2017 workshop schedule here. I don
    ‘t have a California workshop in 2017, but I do have one outside of Las Vegas which may be just as close for you. Hope to see you there…

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