Strawbale.com offers a seven day comprehensive workshop that is designed to teach participants everything they need to know to build their own straw bale structure. The participants learn, hands on, about many facets of straw bale construction, including plaster prep work and natural plastering.
2016 marks the anniversary of the founding of CASBA, where a group of California bale building enthusiasts gathered and launched this organization, which in turn has spawned great things related to straw and natural building, and beyond.
This 20th Anniversary event will feature presentations and workshops, acknowledgements and mayhem. We’ll return to our birthplace, the Carrizo Plain, the largest remaining grassland in California, a national monument that includes painted rock, solar installations and the San Andreas fault. And this spring the wildflowers should be amazing.
April 22-24, 2016
Please visit www.strawbuilding.org for more info.
The Scottish Lime Centre runs a wide variety of courses, from traditional building skills for repair and conservation, as well as masterclasses from beginner to advanced and beyond. The courses have been put into broad categories but please don’t hesitate to contact them for more information.