The Missoula, Montana Workshop: A Huge Success!

Written by Andrew Morrison

Missoula, Montana Straw Bale Workshop Group PhotoWhat a great week it was in Missoula. Okay, so the rain didn’t cooperate much, but everything else was a blast. This was a really big class. We had over 30 people on site and we accomplished a ton. This was a two story structure and right around 1500 SF. It was a challenge to say the least: moving scaffolding, getting bales to the second floor, job site logistics and more all added up to an exciting week. When it was all said and done, we had the downstairs plastered inside and out, and the second story plastered on one exterior wall. That’s a lot, believe me, for one week.

Here’s some feedback from the participants themselves.

“I learned a ton, had fun, and met great people- some of whom will be friends for a long time.” – Dale W.

“Doing a lot of the building myself really makes me feel like I could do my own project. Andrew was great at keeping things going smoothly and keeping people motivated and happy. He was always available for questions and was always willing to help out without having to control the flow of how we worked together. I really appreciated that. Thanks Andrew, you did a great job!”    -Andrea P.

If you’d like to join me at a workshop this year, please visit THIS PAGE to sign up today. 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 joining a workshop is for sure the right call. We ALWAYS have a good time and you will gain the confidence to build your own house too.

2 Responses

  1. Hello,
    I went to see Ben and Claire last week. They are fine and the house is fully plastered (only left the final coting on some area and upstairs). They plan to have the house done by the end of september.
    They have already put solar panel on the roof to use the great weather and wonderfull sun of Montana (YES IT DOES EXIST!, I have seen it this summer). Ben was raging because the panel are in place but not plugged yet…

    I will make available the pics I have taken.

    Alexandre Bessy

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