Listing this straw bale home for sale on my website is an interesting example of the full circle of life. It was this house that really inspired me to commit myself to straw bale construction many years ago. I worked on this house, as a helper and nothing more auspicious, and found a real desire to make my living around straw bale projects. This property has also been an inspiration for several of my past clients. When they would come to visit this area with hopes of moving here, they would either visit Hummingbird or stay at the Bed and Breakfast. I knew, on some level, that if they were to stay there, their commitment to this area and to straw bale construction would be complete. It’s really that special of a place!
Here’s what the owners have to say about the straw bale home for sale:
“There are many catch-words used these days to describe energy efficient homes built with natural materials and respect for the land: green, eco-friendly, passive solar, low impact, non-toxic. The property described here is all of these things plus the energy of the artist-owner-builders and all the volunteers and craftsmen whose good will is embedded throughout. Hummingbird is not just a “must see” place but a must “feel”. It is a well-designed family home that we utilize as a Bed & Breakfast.
This is the perfect set up for someone looking for a place in the country to live, work and pursue passions. We currently use the second 2300 sq ft adobe building as a workshop center with ceramics and painting studios. Imagine a place where there are big, separate spaces for a home business (with hi-speed internet, which is unusual around here), home schooling, art and music studios, a shop, or even a winery or brewery! The possibilities are endless.”
How much does it cost?
The asking price is $595,000. The owners are willing to carry a contract and will consider any reasonable offer. They want to move closer to family in Portland and their grandchildren are growing up fast!
A Must Watch Video
As promised, here’s the video that the owners have created for the property. It is definitely worth watching whether you hope to buy the place or are just curious about healthy and smart construction.
If you’re interested in listing your straw bale house for sale with us, please contact me at Andrew@StrawBale.com and we can get you set up with your own listing on the site. We will also share your home with our newsletter readers, and through our social media outlets. It’s a great opportunity to get your home in front of a straw bale specific crowd!