2. Japan

3.Cubby House


We came on this story via the Straw Bales Our Us discussion list.  It is about a straw bale house built in Hokkaido in Japan by Maiko,Toby & Bomber Weymiller.  Living & Playing in Hokkaido, Japan (as well as other places on our beautiful planet).

Square One 

Square One

We have posted several news items from Toby Weymiller and his family who live in a straw bale house in Japan, a beautiful home.  Toby has not been affected by the earthquake and here is their news on the recent events in Japan:

We are okay. Thanks, people. Way up north in the safety net of Hokkaido.  As you know, many, many others are not so lucky. I’ve posted a blog on where people can donate to help.

Toby Weymiller

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

“The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now. There is no enlightenment outside of daily life.” – Thich Nhat Hanh.

The link below will open up their e-book on how this stunning building was created:


The Building of Square One