Empowering Straw Bale Builders

Providing the resources to help you at any stage of your project.

We're So Glad You're Here

Hello, we are Andrew Morrison, Timbo Scursso and Dainella Nartker.  Welcome to our straw bale home construction website. Whether you’re a novice or professional builder, you’ll find what you need here. Peruse our 500+ Blog Articles, sign up for our FREE 16 Day E-Course, get inspired in our Photo Gallery, purchase our How-To Videos, find your dream Straw Bale House Plans, and sign up for an unforgettable hands-on 7 Day Straw Bale Building Workshop. So go ahead, fill your mug with your favorite beverage, make yourself comfortable, and let’s get started!

Why Straw Bale?

Straw bale wall systems are 3x more energy-efficient than conventional framing, saving 75% in energy costs! Straw bale houses 3x more fire-resistant than conventional homes, which is becoming more relevant as the risk of wildfires grows. They perform much better in earthquakes, are more resistant to pests/vermin, have much healthier indoor air quality, can save the owner a lot of money, and when built well, have longevity that outweighs conventional housing. Straw bale construction is officially part of the national residential building code. Find much more HERE.

What We Offer

Our mission is to empower people to build their own stunning, healthy, and dream straw bale home by providing the best instructional resources possible. Get started right away with our FREE 16 Day e-Course. Watch our How-To Videos which cover all aspects of building from Foundation, to Framing, to Baling, and Plastering. Sign up for Private Consulting for your project HERE. Find your dream Straw Bale Home Plans HERE. And when you’re ready to have one of the best weeks of your life, join us at one of our Hands-On Straw Bale Workshops!

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You Can Do It!

Since 2004, we’ve written 500+ blog posts, had our FREE e-Course read by 50,000+ people, had 10,000+ watch our videos, and worked with numerous people with private consulting packages. We’ve also taught 2,000+ folks at our 7 day hands-on workshops. By interfacing with so many over the years we’ve learned an undeniable truth: people of ALL ages and abilities, when given the proper instruction and support, are capable of building their own dream straw bale home. So if you want to do it, but aren’t sure you can, you’ve arrived at the right place. We’re so glad you’re here. 🙂

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