All Stacked Up: Straw Bale Construction
Straw bale shelters have gained widespread recognition for their focus on efficient, environmentally friendly and aesthetically appealing construction techniques. This course goes beyond the basics of theory and technique as participants gain hands-on experience. From stacking bales to mixing mortars to plastering walls, the steps required to learn straw bale construction will be thoroughy covered. Interspersed classroom discussions explore the fundamentals of straw bale design: what’s different about a straw bale building (compared to conventional or other alternative building strategies) and what building codes and architectural requirements are applicable. This course will prepare you to tackle your next sustainable building project.