Get Started! Package

Our FULL How-To Video Series + Architectural Drawings AND bonuses to help you get started!

Includes

How-To Videos

10+ hours of instruction, on the information you need to build your own straw bale structure. See and learn each and every stage of the process from foundation to plaster.

Architectural Plans

These beautiful, simple structures are ideal for anyone interested in learning straw bale construction, advancing their skills, and/or wanting a special place on their property.

Bonuses

We want you to to be successful! These extras will help bring ease & efficiency to your construction process. Tips, guides, and tools, like a well made bale needle, are essential!

How-To Video Series

framing of small straw bale structure

Over 10 hours of in-depth instruction, containing the latest information on building from the ground up. You will learn how to be successful in the building process, from the concrete foundation, to the framing, to the baling (both Post & Beam and Load Bearing), and finally to the plastering.

By implementing these simple, how-to techniques, you’ll be able to effectively build your own straw bale structure with little or no previous building experience. 

Taught by Andrew Morrison.

Click to watch an introductory  video clip

Building with Straw Bales Post and Beam Infill, a 4 video series of the latest version (volume 2). Taught by Andrew Morrison.

Click to watch a short sample of this video.

How-to build a load bearing straw bale structure, a 2 video series of the latest version (volume 2). Taught by Andrew Morrison.

Click to watch an introductory video clip.

Learn how-to and key details to properly prep for application, mix, and apply plaster like a professional on your straw bale structure.

Learn how to properly install a concrete slap foundation for your straw bale structure, a 2 video series.

Taught by Andrew Morrison.

A how-to 2 video series to walk you through framing for straw bale construction. Learn tips and framing details specific to straw bale ensure your build is on track.

Taught by Andrew Morrison.

Architectural Plans

These beautiful and simple straw bale structures are ideal for anyone interested in learning straw bale construction techniques and/or wanting a special space on their property.

Art studio, meditation space, guest cabin, quiet getaway, or even a tiny house. These spaces feel special no matter how you use them – Choose the best fit for you. 

At 199 sqft, the footprints are small enough that some areas may not require a permit!

ARCHITECTURAL PLANS OPTIONS:

Sunset Cottage – Simple, single room open floor plan. 

–OR–

Mountain View Cabin – Single room Open, Kitchen, and Bed/Bath floor plans included.

Each structure has many of the details needed in larger homes, so if you plan to build a full-scale home at some time, this is the perfect “test run” to get you off on the right foot. You will learn so much in the process of building this structure, and when you are done, you’ll have a beautiful space to boot.  It’s like a class that gives back!

 

No matter which plans you choose, you'll receive ALL the How-to Straw Bale Building Videos and Bonuses 🙂

Bonuses

If this is your first build or your umpteenth, there is always something new to learn. Let us shorten the learning curve for you. 

All 8 of these unique-to-straw bale-construction bonuses will save you tons of time, energy and expensive mistakes.

Choose Your Get Started! Package

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Sunset
Cottage

Includes

  • Architectural Plans
  • How-To Video Series
  • Bale Needle Plans
  • Tensioning Fork Plans
  • 3x Bale Guides
  • Framing Guide
  • How-to Install Toe Ups
  • Wall Prep Checklist
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Mountain
View Cabin

Includes

  • Architectural Plans
  • How-To Video Series
  • Bale Needle Plans
  • Tensioning Fork Plans
  • 3x Bale Guides
  • Framing Guide
  • How-to Install Toe Ups
  • Wall Prep Checklist
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Includes

  • NO Architectural Plans
  • How-To Video Series
  • Bale Needle Plans
  • Tensioning Fork Plans
  • 3x Bale Guides
  • Framing Guide
  • How-to Install Toe Ups
  • Wall Prep Checklist
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Need More Space?

At 570 sqft, the Applegate Cottage is not only roomier but it also has more features. But don’t worry! We help make the build achievable. This architectural plan set also comes with ALL the How-to Videos and Bonuses of the Get Started! Packages to support your straw bale dreams.

They Built it!

Learn from a couple who built the Applegate Cottage on Whidbey Island. CLICK HERE TO READ INTERVIEW.

Framed Applegate Cottage

Applegate Details

View the full description on the Architectural Plan Set. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

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