Lots for Sale in the Straw Bale Village

Written by Andrew Morrison

straw bale house exteriorOver the years you have likely heard me talk about the Straw Bale Village: an eco-development I created in the National Historic Landmark Town of Jacksonville, Oregon. The straw bale community building along with several homes, have been completed in the Village and building lots are still available for purchase.

Many of the available lots have custom designs in place that you can choose from or you can bring your own architect or ask for a referral to a local straw bale designer, it’s up to you. In fact, if you love the building lot but would rather build a rammed earth, cob, or conventional home, that’s fine too. The goal is to stay “Green” and natural.

Elevation drawing of a straw bale houseThe Village is nestled into a very quiet neighborhood which is walking distance to downtown yet has the feel of the country. Every lot has natural gas, power, cable, DSL, water and sewer installed and they are just waiting for your design to grow your dream out of the ground. At this point, I am not involved with the Village. I simply would love to see the dream I had for this beautiful piece of land come to fruition and so am posting this entry as a service to the owners of the Village. I can, however, put you directly in touch with the real estate agent in charge of selling the lots if you are interested.

This is an amazing property and the lots are all very unique. If you are looking to live in a great small town (Jacksonville) with like minded neighbors (6 of the houses are occupied) in a super efficient and naturally designed neighborhood (the Village), then this is the place for you. I should mention that there is a community building (straw bale), a place for community gardens, a community play structure, 6.5 acres of open space which all owners get to enjoy, hiking trails (on that open space), and a year round creek that flows through the property. This is truly a magical and wonderful place.

If you’re interested in really learning how to build with bales and you want to have perhaps one of the best weeks of your life in the process, then come to one of our workshops. We ALWAYS have a good time and you will gain the confidence to build your own house too. CLICK HERE to see what workshop locations and dates we have available this year!

4 Responses

  1. Please put me in touch with someone who is connected with selling lots/homes in Straw Bale Village. We will be visiting Oregon in July/August and would like to explore the possibility of relocating there. Thank you.

  2. Hello, are there any lots left for sale, and is there a minimum size requirement for the house? I will contact Dan Mollahan, or if he’s no longer involved, please let me know who to contact. This sounds very cool indeed!

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