This month we had photographer Ed Caldwell capture our remodel at Esalen Institute. For more information on the project, visit

Learn more about the amazing programs offered at the Esalen Institute, an inspiring place to visit, located on the California coast.


Oregon’s first full scale straw bale commercial building, the Mahonia, is a mixed-use new building that will feature a unique hybrid system of wood framing and straw bale.

Come be a part of history by helping us with the straw bale building process! The workshop will be a hands on experience that will allow you to participate in all aspects of straw bale construction from bale raising to the earth plaster finish. This will be a three day event and will feature additional education on practical applications of salvage materials and solar use in commercial construction. Details