As Thailand is a large rice producer, with up to 2 crops per year here in the north, there was a lot of rice straw left standing in the fields after harvesting, either by hand or machine, and most of it was burned to clear the way for more planting. I thought, why not use this neglected resource and build a small cottage.
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Frank and Lorraine are the charismatic and wonderfully entertaining hosts for the Culyer, NY September 12-18 workshop. We spent some time on the phone and I was instantly captivated by their stories and enthusiasm. They are a great reminder that when we decide to bring our dreams into reality, it is inspiring to the world […]
Mary, the host for the July 7-13 Castlegar workshop in British Columbia is a woman on a radically needed mission: to help humanity transition from life to death with dignity and peace. The building of her 3 bedroom straw bale home is the merger of a 15 year dream of building with bales and a […]
Dylana and Ron are the hosts for the Ashland, OR, August 15-21 workshop. Hosting this workshop represents a lifelong goal of Dylana’s, an Ashland native, who has had visions of building her dream straw bale home since she was just a 15 years old. She grew up in the beautiful mountains that surround Ashland and […]
Analisa was the lucky winner of our April Free Workshop Drawing. Analisa has a lot of experience when it comes to living in alternative structures, both on and off the grid. She has done everything from living in yurts to a camping tent, to handmade cabins in the Pacific Northwest. All of these experiences have […]