Events/Workshops

Why come to a workshop? What will we do there? What should I bring?
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Straw Bale Construction Workshops:

Why Attend a Workshop?
If you are considering building or remodeling a home, a workshop will provide a fun and educational way to learn about the benefits of straw building while getting hands-on experience in construction. Straw bale building is an exciting and environmentally-friendly way to build homes, classrooms, greenhouses, commercial buildings, and virtually any other structure. Straw bales used as super-insulating wall material create houses that are much more fire resistant and energy efficient than conventional wood-frame buildings. These homes are comfortable in hot or cold weather, and save homeowners money on utility bills. If you add passive and active solar design the utility savings are even greater. Come to a workshop and learn about this easy, cost-efficient, and sustainable form of building. No special skills are required!


What Will I Do at the Workshop?

You may participate to whatever degree you like — from just observing to actually helping with all the stages of building straw-bale structures.. Lunch and beverages are provided, along with specialized tools and instruction — plus lots of fun!


Average Workshop Prices and Duration:
Workshops are usually two to three days and you may come one, two, or all three days for $50 per day for most workshops. Lunch and beverages are included. Some workshops are held a distant locations or at places with lodging available, so prices and options may vary depending on circumstances.


What Should I Bring?
We provide specialized tools, but suggest you bring:

  • Work gloves
  • A tape measure
  • A hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Layered clothing in case of temperature changes