Hood Mountain Home


Plan Number: at-500

Designed by: Arkin-Tilt Architects


This 1002 sf, 2+ bedroom, 1+ bathroom house was originally built off-grid and adjacent to Hood Mountain Regional Park in Sonoma County, California. The house features a pair of french doors off of one of the bedrooms that allow the bed to be rolled out under the stars, or rolled inside under the protective cover of two large skylights.

Unique from other straw bale homes, the Hood Mountain Home features wood siding. this not only provides excellent protection for the bales, but also allows the home to blend in with existing neighborhoods where plaster exteriors may not be present.

This project sits well on a site that slopes gently from the east down to the west, but can be made to fit flatter sites as well. Plans are also available in a non-strawbale version.


Square Footage Home Elements
Total Living Area 1002 SF Levels: 2
Main Level: 532 SF Foundation: Perimeter Wall with Raised Floor Frame
UpperLevel: 470 SF Alternate Foundations: Crawlspace, Pier, Basement, Slab
Porch: 360 SF Lot Type: Sloping
Upper Deck: 58 SF Alternate Lot Types: Gentle Slope
Room Details
Master Suite: Main Level
Bedrooms: 2+
Bathrooms: 1+


Details and Features

  • Wood Siding
  • Indoor/Outdoor Bedroom
  • Passive Solar Design
  • Simple Elegance
  • Simple Construction
  • Super Efficient
  • Ample Storage
  • Open Living Space
  • Lots of Windows

Floor Plan

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Included in Construction Drawing Set

  • Site Plan
  • Floor Plans
  • Roof Plan
  • Elevations
  • Building Sections
  • Interior Elevations
  • Numerous Details
  • Window and Door Schedule
  • Foundation Plan
  • Electrical Plan
  • Roof Framing Plans

Pricing Details (FREE S&H)

Set of Black Line Drawings $985 Buy Now