Latest Activity

Yurt Stone commented on Gabriella Morrison's group Europe
"Hi all, I am a permaculturist from Belgium preparing our personal permaculture project in France's Champagne-Ardennes region. The project will include building our own straw bale house. Hoping to find some good advice as well as sharing any…"
10 hours ago
Yurt Stone joined Gabriella Morrison's group


If you live in any European country, please feel free to join this group.
10 hours ago
Yurt Stone is now a member of Planet Straw Bale
14 hours ago
Profile Icondenis giles, Krammagnus Robinson-Wolrath and Robyn Haas joined Planet Straw Bale
Aug 23
Brad N Ecole Morris updated their profile
Aug 14
Patrick W Dugan posted photos
Aug 14
Brad N Ecole Morris is now a member of Planet Straw Bale
Aug 14
KP Smith is now a member of Planet Straw Bale
Aug 10
Holly Brannon is now a member of Planet Straw Bale
Aug 8
Joseph R Adams left a comment for Joseph R Adams
"Yes-Sirree-Bob!I've been staying busy for sure, and we've had some of Sayuri's family visiting from Japan too. Hope y'all are having a good summer too!"
Aug 7 left a comment for Joseph R Adams
"Hello Joe, hope you are keeping busy with your construction and the big garden must be doing well by now.  Hope you enjoy this site."
Aug 7
Marie Harsh and Zoe Canis are now friends
Aug 6
Profile IconJoseph R Adams, Matthew Nistico and Zoe Canis joined Planet Straw Bale
Aug 6
Gabriella Morrison replied to John Furlong's discussion 2013 marks the start of our strawbale home in the group Cuyler, New York Workshop September 2011
"GREAT to get the update John!! You guys are doing awesome. :)"
Aug 6 left a comment for Matthew Nistico
"Matt.............hello and long time no see.  Hey folks would love it if you posted some pictures of the various  construction phase of your house...  bob"
Aug 6 commented on's photo


"Teaching others at our first workshop........."
Aug 6

How Many Are We and Where Do We Live?


  • Add Photos
  • View All


Helping others around us who are building there dreams.

Started by Johnny Dillenger Jul 14. 0 Replies

  I would like to find a network of people who are planning to make their strawbale homes a reality and I would like to be a part of that excitement. I am currently in the Wichita area and want to…Continue

Finishing straw bale building in Kansas

Started by Dorethy Hancock. Last reply by Dorethy Hancock Jul 14. 2 Replies

Hi, strawbale-building friends,I have a finished cob house with an unfinished straw bale house next door, waiting to be connected.  In addition to this connection, the upper story of the interior…Continue

Bale Raising this weekend July 12-13 Muskogee, OK

Started by Andrew Herringshaw Jul 7. 0 Replies

Hi Bale friends!We’re having a bale-raising in Muskogee, OK this weekend – July 12/13.  We are building the Applegate Cottage (770 sq ft, as seen on as our primary residence on our…Continue

I am looking for the experience of strawbale building and would like to dedicate my time towards helping people around me to build their homes.

Started by Johnny Dillenger Jul 4. 0 Replies

  My name is John and I am currently in Gallatin, M.O. but will be moving back to Carthage this week 4/7/2014 and would like to dedicate my help to helping others around me who are needing helpers to…Continue

Blog Posts

Western Arizona Workshop 2015

Posted by Jim Federico on May 11, 2014 at 6:17pm 3 Comments

... Were hosting a strawbale workshop in Arizona on the dates of April 27 -May 3rd, 2015 

Will have plenty of room on our 80 acre rancho "Rancho Federico"  with wide open spaces ! Our design goal will be an old hacienda rancho right out of a western movie set in our little ghost town of Santo Borracho !

We've hired a chef from the Reagan presidential library ! Who…


Thinking about buying a straw bale house with mold on the inside walls.

Posted by Pamela Love on February 28, 2014 at 9:31am 4 Comments

Dear Straw Bale Experts,

I have been trying to buy a straw bale house in my area (Reno, Nevada) for a couple of years now. I tried everything under the sun to procure a loan, but to no avail.

Meanwhile it's been sitting in the desert vacant, and neglected for a couple of year (at least) now. At some point this winter a pipe froze and the house got flooded. Well, I finally have found some money, and wanted to revisit the possibility of buying this property.

What I found… Continue

Stage three 2014

Posted by Eddy Winko on February 13, 2014 at 5:00am 1 Comment

Stage three starting April \ May 2014

In the process of building a straw bale house in Poland, taking a break over the winter as the weather is against us. Blogging about it all, and other things on my mind, at

Happy to help anyone who has questions, or accept advice on what we are doing wrong :)

Building will start again in the spring (April), so if anyone wants to come along they are more than…


Southern California

Posted by Martha Maxwell on February 4, 2014 at 12:27pm 2 Comments

Anyone in the Southern California area?  I've been looking for a home or two to take a person peek at the finished straw bale home.

Any help would be appreciated.



  • Add Videos
  • View All


Active Conversations

Disconnected (1 online)


    You are disconnected from chat. Connect to join the chat.

    Suspended From Chat

    Sign up to chat on Planet Straw Bale.

    Sign Up


    © 2014   Created by Gabriella Morrison.

    Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service