The workshop was held in Butte County in support of the burned out community. The structure is 17' wide by 48' long and was designed by Bob Theis who led the bale raising workshop. The building is an infill straw bale system but instead of post and beam frame work; whole house trusses were used. It sits on a raised foundation because of the hillside. Earth plaster finishes were used inside and out for the base plaster.