Recently I had the opportunity to work closely with Strawbale.com to introduce to you the new Applegate Residence, a small straw bale home that can be built for around $20,000. I am very intrigued by this type of construction but I have never actually stayed in a straw bale home. As I was learning more about Strawbale.com I stumbled across a page that showed some tiny straw bale homes for rent. I contacted Gabrielle Morrison to learn more about them and she wrote back with the following information and photographs. I’ll let Gabriella tell you more.
Over the course of about 3 years we built a series of 4 charming and beautiful straw bale cabins, all at 200sqft to create a mini “Straw Bale Village.” Three of them serve as sleeping cabins and have plenty of space for queen size beds as well as desks.
The fourth cabin is the “Sauna” cabin and includes a wood fired sauna. There is also a private full bathroom with flush toilet, sink and large shower stall in that cabin. One can come out of the bathroom or sauna and rest in the beautiful, inviting window seat and enjoy the view of the distant mountain peaks. There is also an outdoor deck with seating for cooling off after a hot sauna.
These cabins reside on a stunning 90 acre property in southern Oregon which serves as a retreat center. This property has several ponds on it, a full horse back riding facility, thousands of acres of trails available around it, and is a wonderful, peaceful place to spend some time. There is also a large retreat space (about 1,500 sq.ft.) that can be rented if you want to host your own workshop on the property.
If interested, you can rent the straw bale cabins and spend some time ‘recharging your batteries’ in this tranquil paradise. For more information and to make reservations, please visit www.ramsayrealty.com, click on vacation rentals.