[Sdpg] Straw Bale Building Workshop

Josh Robinson welcometherain at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 12:06:44 PST 2012

Strawbale Building Workshop

San Diego Sustainable Living Institute


*Join us for a weekend hands-on workshop in straw bale building*. Straw
bale buildings have been around for over 100 years and have proven to be a
versatile and ecological building material. Building with straw bales has
many advantages over traditional stick frame construction:

   - *Energy Efficient*- *means less heating or cooling is needed*
   - *Sound Proof*- *thicker walls absorb and block sound*
   - *Fire Proof*- *three time the fire resistance of conventional homes*
   - *Environmentally Friendly*- *straw grows rapidly faster than wood and
   is usually treated as a waste product by the farming industry.*

*This workshop is the perfect introduction in learning how to build a small
structure with straw bales.*Participants will learn how to build
an accessory structure without a building permit by keeping the footprint
under a certain square-footage. This is perfect for those wishing to
add a *shed,
art studio, office, chicken coop, or any other small outbuilding*. Over the
course of the weekend, participants will:

   - *Learn how to build a simple foundation *
   - *Stack, cut, and trim bales*
   - *Allow for doors and windows*
   - *Plaster a straw bale wall*
   - *Learn many other tricks of the trade*

The building will be a post and beam structure with straw bale infill using
all recycled and reclaimed materials. Once complete it will house a
composting toilet.

This workshop is held in Spring Valley at Valley View Farm and the address
will be sent out to registered participants. This workshop is taught by Don
Axe who has over 20 years of experience in building beautiful homes
including dozens of straw bale homes.

Josh Robinson
(619) 884-7749

Higher Elevation
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