z-Temecula, CA 2019 Straw Bale Workshop



7 Days of Hands-On Experience
NO Previous Construction Experience Required
All Meals Provided
On Site Camping and Facilities Provided
Over $400 in FREE BONUSES

In the Host’s Own Words:

wine grapesThis unique straw bale LOAD BEARING workshop will be held in beautiful Temecula, California. The area is known for its grape and wine production (30+ wineries), hot air ballooning, outdoor activities, sunny weather, historic old town, and tranquil pace.  

Temecula is only 1 hour from San Diego, 45 minutes from the beach, 1 hour away from the desert, 1.5 hours from the Big Bear mountains and Los Angeles, and many other interesting places in between.

Our property is a large 20 acre lot with  mountains on both sides of us and lots of room for camping and relaxation.  The project is a LOAD BEARING 1,500 sq ft straw bale house as well as a large garage workshop (also load bearing).

We’ll be using a unique and code compliant load bearing system comprised of 4′ x 6′ compressed bale panels which are lifted into place. This technique allows for a faster and less expensive installation compared to post and beam systems. My goal is to build a beautiful green home while keeping my costs down and showing others an affordable alternative to home ownership. 

Temecula straw bale workshop design
3D drawing of the code compliant LOAD BEARING straw bale house we will be building during the workshop

If you’ve been wanting to learn how to build an affordable straw bale home and/or how to use a unique load bearing technique, this is absolutely the workshop for you! The architect we are working with has been using this method with great success for some time.

Our bales will be sourced from Williams, CA and will be made of rice. The roof will be metal with a wide overhang, allowing the bales and plaster below to be protected from inclement weather.

After attending the Temecula 2018 workshop I was so impressed with the great food provided by our host Pavlina that I asked her to take care of the cooking for our event. I wanted to be sure that you’ll have a great experience on this workshop and that you’ll  be properly fed…you’ll be in for a real treat with her in charge of food! 

We look forward to hosting you at our project and we hope you sign up for this workshop today!

To View a Short Video of the Workshop Experience Click Below

For Information About What Is Covered In Each and Every Workshop, Please Click HERE.


• Post and Beam Straw Bale Instant Download Video

• Load Bearing Straw Bale Instant Download Video

• Concrete Slab Instant Download Video

• Framing for Straw Bale Instant Download Video

• Plastering with Natural Hydraulic Lime Instant Download Video

• Be Your Own Contractor Training Instant Download Video Series

• A Modern Look at Straw Bale Construction E-Book

• Straw Bale Specific Construction Details Booklet

• Three Healthy Meals per Day During the Workshop

• Use of Bathroom/Bathing Facilities

• 7 Days of Instruction and Hands-On Learning

• 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