This lovely little straw bale building is an art and music studio for Kim Hamilton and Rob Deason, retired school teachers and artists. It is located in Deerhorn Valley, in eastern San Diego County, in an area that was heavily damaged by the wildfires in 2007.
This new straw bale building replaces an old shed that was lost in the fires. It was built by Paul Turner, a local builder who does high quality work. Simple Construct were hired to do the clay plastering.
The owners wanted to have a celebration where their friends and family could “have a hand” in the building, so we ran a workparty (or, in this case, a not-very-hard-workparty) for them. We hand-mixed some clay plaster and everyone got a chance to put some on the wall.
Here is a nice article one of the local papers wrote about the project: http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/7715