Unique Straw Bale Home For Sale in Mt. Shasta, CA

Written by Andrew Morrison

straw bale house with snowThis unique straw bale home for sale in Mt. Shasta was built in 2008 using passive solar and straw-bale construction techniques (the entire south wall of the house is glass, and the home’s post and beam constructed walls are insulated with straw-bales). This home is conveniently located in “old town” Mount Shasta, within easy walking distance of the city’s restaurants, coffee shops, etc.

Some of the home’s unique artistic elements include: custom made pointed arch doors and doorways, stained concrete floors with mosaic detailing, concrete countertops, sculptural and curvy interior and exterior walls, extra deep window wells, and more. In addition to the heavily insulated straw-bale walls, the home achieves maximum energy efficiency due to its heavily insulated sub-concrete slab (2″ foam), its heavily insulated attic (approx. r-50 “blown-in” fiberglass).

The hydronic heating system in its floor, and the entirely glass south wall (which allows in copious amounts of winter sun) combine to make the home feel snug throughout, even on the chilliest of winter days. The master bedroom has its own private bath, a walk in closet, a sliding glass door opening up to the sunny south side, and double sliding pocket-doors that allow this space to open up into the adjacent living room. Other “bonus features” include thick front yard vegetation (including three 100 foot plus pine trees) which gives substantial front yard privacy, a low maintenance metal roof, and 9 ft. interior ceiling height throughout.

The seller is asking $250,000. To view photos of the home, please click here.

To visit the home in person, please contact the seller at: [email protected]


1500 square feet
3 bedrooms, 2 bath
1 car garage
75’x130′ city lot
built 2008

2 Responses

  1. Hi Andrew,

    The pictures of your straw bale home in Mount Shasta are beautiful and inspiring. Is it still for sale? I am actively looking in Shasta.

    I am interested in learning more about this type of home and hope to hear back from you. If this one sold, do you have others? I see you are a teacher. If you have an email list or news letter I would love to sign up to receive it.

    Your house is a beautiful work of art!

    Thank you ~

  2. Hi Bridget. That house is not “mine” I am simply trying to help them sell it. I offer that service to folks looking to reach the straw bale enthusiasts of the world. 🙂 If you want to learn more about straw bale construction, I strongly recommend you sign up for the newsletter and spend some time investigating the free information on this site. I also offer workshops all over the place, so perhaps you can join us at one this coming year. :

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