Straw Bale Home For Sale (-SOLD-) in Oregon

straw bale home for saleListing this straw bale home for sale on my website is an interesting example of the full circle of life. It was this house that really inspired me to commit myself to straw bale construction many years ago. I worked on this house, as a helper and nothing more auspicious, and found a real desire to make my living around straw bale projects. This property has also been an inspiration for several of my past clients. When they would come to visit this area with hopes of moving here, they would either visit Hummingbird or stay at the Bed and Breakfast. I knew, on some level, that if they were to stay there, their commitment to this area and to straw bale construction would be complete. It’s really that special of a place!

Here’s what the owners have to say about the straw bale home for sale:

“There are many catch-words used these days to describe energy efficient homes built with natural materials and respect for the land: green, eco-friendly, passive solar, low impact, non-toxic. The property described here is all of these things plus the energy of the artist-owner-builders and all the volunteers and craftsmen whose good will is embedded throughout. Hummingbird is not just a “must see” place but a must “feel”. It is a well-designed family home that we utilize as a Bed & Breakfast.

This is the perfect set up for someone looking for a place in the country to live, work and pursue passions. We currently use the second 2300 sq ft adobe building as a workshop center with ceramics and painting studios. Imagine a place where there are big, separate spaces for a home business (with hi-speed internet, which is unusual around here), home schooling, art and music studios, a shop, or even a winery or brewery! The possibilities are endless.”

How much does it cost?

The asking price is $595,000. The owners are willing to carry a contract and will consider any reasonable offer. They want to move closer to family in Portland and their grandchildren are growing up fast!

A Must Watch Video

As promised, here’s the video that the owners have created for the property. It is definitely worth watching whether you hope to buy the place or are just curious about healthy and smart construction.

If you’re interested in listing your straw bale house for sale with us, please contact me at and we can get you set up with your own listing on the site. We will also share your home with our newsletter readers, and through our social media outlets. It’s a great opportunity to get your home in front of a straw bale specific crowd!

17 Responses to Straw Bale Home For Sale (-SOLD-) in Oregon

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    Tamra Sun, February 20, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    wow what beautiful buildings!! Sigh how we’d love it. =) do you happen to know if they would be willing to sell the blueprints?

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    Andrew Morrison Tue, February 22, 2011 at 10:29 am #

    I don’t know. I can ask…

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    The Messengers Sun, March 6, 2011 at 12:08 am #

    We love the house, but not sure if we would be able to utilize the workshop. We too, are interested in the plans, as we love the ideas that were incorporated especially in the kitchen. The owners thought of everything!

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    Tamra Wed, April 6, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    hi Andrew,

    did you ever find out about the blueprints?

    thanks, Tamra

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    Andrew Morrison Fri, April 8, 2011 at 8:12 am #

    Hi Tamra. The owner and I are discussing the potential of selling the plans. Once we have it all figured out, I will let you know.

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    Tamra Fri, April 15, 2011 at 8:04 pm #


    thanks so much! =)


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    Julie Sat, April 16, 2011 at 1:11 am #

    Beautiful Home!! Practical…Inspiring…!!

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    Chris Sat, April 16, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    Thank you for inspiring my wife -she now has so many more ideas!

    We’ll be building our timber frame & strawbale house in Cranbrook, BC this summer and would be thrilled it even turned out half as well as the house featured here.

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    feline Sat, April 16, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

    This is the kind of house dreams are made of!
    They must be very brave to move on from something with so much heart in it. Good luck to them x

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    Anthony Lamb Mon, April 18, 2011 at 6:55 am #

    Having recently finished building our own straw bale house in Somerset, England it is lovely to see other self built dwellings. Hummingbird is beautiful and has many very interesting and useful features and, I am sure, will be a joy to live in. I love some of the storage ideas.

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    Chad Tue, April 19, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

    incredible…An absolute marvel of sustainable living. Will they take a check?

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    Andrew Morrison Tue, April 19, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

    From you Chad, I bet they would take an IOU!

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    Brendan Wed, April 20, 2011 at 8:12 am #

    Wonderful place to live. Lovely to see two people building a house of their dreams.

    Hey guys, don’t copy, just go ahead and build to your own design and I’ll guarantee you will be amazed at what you can do!


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    grant Sat, July 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    I would also be interested in seeing the prints if they become available. 🙂

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    Lisa Wed, February 1, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    Wondering how soon they are wanting to move? I would hate to move from a house like this though.

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    Andrew Morrison Fri, February 3, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    I believe they hope to move soon to get closer to their kids and grandkids. It’s an amazing place.

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    Bethany Brown Wed, June 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    I’d be a happy co-dweller with anyone who needs a compatible person to help keep up the house and yard! (I need to win the lottery to buy such a beautiful place on my own.)

    I can cook, too! I’m thinking a bed and breakfast is a great idea, but having help would make it even better.

    Another great feature of this particular region is Woodrat Mountain where world-class paragliding takes place, pretty much year-round. (check it out here:

    Thank you for establishing this strawbalehomeforsale website.

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