• Sierra Vista, Arizona 2017

Sierra Vista, Arizona 2017



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Mark is one of the most enthusiastic hosts we’ve ever had. From the moment we spoke  to him about the potential of holding a workshop on his property, Gabriella and I were excited to work with him. He has a “can do” approach to life that is so enjoyable to be around. His attention to detail and to “doing things right” the first time around will make him an excellent host. Mark attended a workshop in 2016 and was not only fun to hang out with, but also focused on all the details of preparing to host his own workshop. We had several conversations about how he planned to do things and how he thought he could improve on an already well polished system. I’m excited to see what he comes up with.




Bisbee, ArizonaHave you ever had a hankern’ to step back in time to see the shoot-out at the O, K. Corral? How about traveling the route of the Butterfield Overland Stagecoach? Do you want to hear the howl of coyotes in the clear desert night? Cochise County, including our small town of Sierra Vista, is truly the ‘Land of Legends’ and provides a look back in time as well as a look into the beauty of the high desert.

Sierra Vista flows eastward from the Huachuca (Wah Chew Kaw) Mountains onto a rolling high desert plain. From our property we have a panoramic view of several mountain ranges: Huachuca, Mustang, Whetstone, and Mule. Located almost a mile high, we have mostly moderate temperatures with a touch of the four seasons. During late March we have cool evenings and warm days, the perfect combination for both building and camping. The arid climate means there will be minimal bug activity or precipitation at that time year too.

sky-view-over-sierra-vista-0628130648Nature buffs will love hiking the many nearby mountain trails, while cycling enthusiasts can head off into the mountainous areas on wheels. The area is famous for bird watching as well, so be sure to check out the beautiful selection of birds in and around the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area.

our-straw-bales-img_0739The building and tenting areas are cleared of brush, our bales are on site and protected, and construction is underway. We are building an 1800 square foot, post and beam, straw bale home with a large attached garage. The porch area facing the Huachuca Mountains will offer great protection for the house and amazing views for us! Our intention is to be off grid as well since our climate is perfect for solar applications.

a-fall-night-in-arizonaSunrises and sunsets are spectacular in this part of Arizona and we know you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy them while you’re here. What could be better than a stunning mountain sunset and a high desert campfire with friends and music after a good day’s work? Well, we hope you get to see a cloud roll over the mountains as well. Fantastic! And if that’s not enough to inspire you, the stars seem so near that you could touch them here. If you don’t regularly see the stars at night, this will truly be a treat to remember.

Mark and TeresaBuilding this home has been a long-term dream that is now coming to fruition. Please join us in turning this vision into reality. We hope it inspire you to dream too. We look forward to hosting you on our little slice of paradise in the high desert plains of Arizona.


To View a Short Video of the Workshop Experience Click Below


• Post and Beam Straw Bale Instant Download Video

• ALL Meals During the Workshop

• Use of Bathroom/Bathing Facilities

• 7 Days of Instruction

• Camping Space


“This was a life changing experience”  -Dana P, Tennessee

“Andrew is an outstanding facilitator”  -Julie S, Saskatchewan

“One of the best weeks I’ve ever had”  -Federico F, Buenos Aires

“Workshop paid for itself the 1st day”  -Clint P, Manitoba