Straw bale Tiny House
Strawbale.com’s founders and educators Andrew and Gabriella Morrison are leading the U.S. in the implementation of strawbale home construcion. They schedule workshops throughout the year where for each workshop, they assist the builder with their construction process, and for the final phase of construction, the strawbale part, they host a workshop with numerous individuals who are there to learn, yet make up a massive team of builders. Those who advance to a keen knowledge of understanding of the process are issued “Strawbale Certification” for their abilities.
Recently, Andrew and Gabriella made a life altering decision to buy land and build a tiny house. Here’s an interview they conducted with Jeff Golden on Immense Possiblities followed by photos of their amazing tiny house:
So these two got busy and started building a place all their own that is paid for and debt free - what a great way to be!
And here’s their beautiful front door entrance:
Many of you were wondering about the exterior of our house. Here’s a shot of it. We are calling it “hOMe.” Say it slowly. The OM in the middle will help remind you to slow down and embrace the calm, simple lifestyle of tiny living…
Here’s a shot looking down from our bedroom loft. You can see the secondary loft across the way. That’s our “tiny house lounge.” It’s super comfortable for playing guitar, reading, watching movies and more. Down below is the bathroom in t…he distance. You can make out the edge of the self contained, composting toilet. The sink and the shower are hidden behind the wall to the left behind the propane “fire place.” Our incredibly spacious shelving units define the living room couch and the eating area. When not in use during meals, the dining area doubles as our office (thank goodness for laptops!). Finally, in the bottom left, you can see the staircase. It’s totally comfortable and provides a ton of storage beneath the stairs as well.
Not the greatest photo, but I can’t help but be excited by the fact that we have hot water!!! What a difference a tankless water heater makes to a shower (in the winter especially)!
Yes, we have a full size, and I mean full size, kitchen in our tiny home. That’s a standard gas range/oven you see there. Tons of counter space and cabinet storage. You can’t see it in the pictures, but we also have a full size refrigerator. All of this with ample space for TWO PEOPLE to move around the kitchen. No compromises here…
Our bedroom loft is “huge” as far as tiny houses go. It’s roughly 8’ wide and 10’ long. That’s ample room for our queen size mattress, two dressers, and a decorative shelf under the window all while leaving lots of room to move around. The headroom is perfect too. No crawling on our bellies…knees yes, but the wool rug makes that quite comfortable.
Our living room couch. Makes you want to settle in with a warm mug of tea and a book, eh?
We knew that a ladder was not an option for us to get to our bedroom as we wanted to have an easier way to get up and down from the loft. These stairs make the home incredibly functional not only because of the ease of accessing the bedroom loft, but also because of the storage underneath.
Welcome to our tiny house lounge…This is our secondary loft that doubles as a guest bedroom and hang out lounge.