Welcome to My Straw Bale Blog

Andrew Morrison straw bale teacherHi folks,

Welcome to the Straw Bale House Blog! My name is Andrew Morrison and I am a full-time contractor specializing in…yep, you guessed it..straw bale construction!

I am currently building a number of custom built straw bale homes as part of my Straw Bale Village Development in historic Jacksonville in Southern Oregon, and along with a team of straw bale enthusiasts I help run Straw Bale Innovations, LLC a company dedicated to providing cutting edge straw bale information and education.

Check out what’s new… hang out… click on a few links… bookmark it… and check back regularly for all your straw bale action, because I am going to be posting on a regular basis sharing the latest tips, tools,and techniques fresh from the building site with all you straw bale enthusiasts out there. And don’t forget to leave a comment and contribute to some lively straw bale chat!

Happy Baling,
Andrew

6 Responses to Welcome to My Straw Bale Blog

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    Sarah Thu, September 10, 2015 at 11:14 pm #

    Hi. I’m going to be building a straw bale house in a hot part of Australia. I just wanted to let you know I really appreciate the resource you’ve built here! You’ve basically answered all of the questions I’ve had that were not answered in any of the books I’ve found to read. Thanks a lot!

  2. Andrew Morrison
    Andrew Morrison Fri, October 9, 2015 at 10:22 am #

    You’re welcome Sarah. As mentioned in the other comment I just replied to, the jumbo bales may be a good option for you as they are readily available in much of Australia.

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    Lucretia and Larry Klungtvet Fri, July 26, 2019 at 5:21 pm #

    Hi. Andrew,
    We are Larry and Lucretia Klungtvet. We lived in Paradise, CA for 30+ years. We lost our home in the Camp-Fire in Northern California. We are seriously wanting to rebuild there, with a Straw Bale home. We have so many questions and having a hard time finding anyone who is willing to help us figure it all out. If you would be willing to talk to us and give us some honest guidance, we could come to Jacksonville to meet. We would love to see what you all are doing there. Thank you for your consideration.

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    Linda Linman Sat, May 23, 2020 at 10:31 pm #

    Andrew, hope you are still out there building strawbale houses. We recently purchased a straw built house on The upper Applegate. Falling in . Love with it. Only problem we have so far is insurance. Can you share some of your wisdom with us. Linda Linman

  5. Andrew Morrison
    Andrew Morrison Sun, May 24, 2020 at 1:48 pm #

    Insurance is such a weird one as so many companies are fine with straw bale in one part of the country and not in others. It’s random and hard to navigate. I would suggest Allstate, Geico, AAA, Llyods of London, State Farm, or Country Companies. Hopefully you can find success with one of those. Good luck!

  6. Andrew Morrison
    Andrew Morrison Mon, July 6, 2020 at 10:18 am #

    Hi Larry and Lucretia. Sorry for the delayed response. I am sorry to hear of your loss. That must have been (continue to be) very stressful. I don’t know if you are still looking for help, but please let me know if you are. It’s much better to email me at Andrew@StrawBale.com as I don’t communicate through the blog nearly as often. When things get busy, the blog is something I put on hold so that I can communicate with folks directly.

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