Straw Bale Stacking for a Tiny Building

Learn how to build with straw bales in this fun and hands-on workshop!

February 2nd, 2019

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Hands-on Learning

Strawbale building is a technique that takes bales of straw, a product leftover from food production, and turns them into super-insulated, natural, non-toxic, high-performance buildings. Join local experts to learn first-hand about this innovative and sustainable way to build.

Learn about straw bale building in a fun, supportive environment while helping to build a small building at Terra Corazon Farm. During this one-day workshop, we will shape and install the straw bales in the walls of this 120 square foot post-and-beam building. We will also straighten the bale walls and prepare them for clay plaster. The class will be a mix of talking about building and hands-on doing. This is a rare opportunity to participate in a real build where your safety and education are the primary focus.

Workshop Tuition

$220 for the full day

Limited to 8 participants

Location at Terra Corazon Farm in Valley Center, California

 

No previous experience with carpentry required. All tools will be provided for your use during the class. Taught by Rebecca Tasker and Mike Long, general contractors and co-owners of Simple Construct Naturally Healthy HomesPresented in conjunction with The California Straw Building Association

This workshop is 9 am - 3 pm on a Saturday. We will provide water and light snacks, you will be responsible for bringing your own lunch.

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