StrawBale.com has been empowering people to build their own beautiful straw bale homes since 2004. Over the years, we have had the privilege of teaching thousands of people at our 7 day hands on straw bale workshops and in that process, we have seen again and again, that with passion, focus, and dedication pretty much everyone can hand craft their own beautiful straw bale home.
Our mission is to create and offer the highest quality resources and instructional material possible, so that you can save time, money, and your peace of mind as you build. We are glad that you have found us and we hope to empower and support you as you go through your personal process of creating your dream straw bale home.
Andrew has a passion for straw bale construction that is matched only by his desire to teach others. He has a wealth of experience in designing and building conventional, tiny, and straw bale homes. After years of being a builder/contractor himself, he has moved his practice entirely to consulting and teaching. He shares his knowledge with thousands of people via his video series, his book, this website and the roughly six hands-on workshops he teaches each year.
Gabriella brings her video editing and filming skills to this team as well as a life-long interest in sustainable construction and straw bale technology. She earned a B.A. from Hampshire College in Wildlife Conservation and is glad to be involved in a project that prioritizes the outreach of sustainable technology. She is the cinematographer for the series of How-To Instructional Straw Bale videos as well as the marketing director for Straw Bale Innovations,.
Timbo embodies the spirit of the Master Builder of pre-modern times. Rooted as a practical designer and an accomplished builder, his simple designs and finely-crafted details exemplify what is achievable in straw bale construction. He is excited to share his lifelong construction experience and the wisdom of nearly twenty years of specific straw bale design/build knowledge with a larger community.
Dainella weaves together people, places, and processes to make it easy for community members to access the resources they need for building their dream straw bale home. Her background includes a B.S. in Environmental Science & Experiential Education Training from U of Oregon, a career in the electrical trade, and over a decade of business ownership. She’s delighted to be applying her skills to the grow access and awareness of straw bale construction. But, really, it is being witness to, and facilitating empowerment of our community members through their learning process that fuels her most!