Community Event

Build A Straw Bale House

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This popular course will give you both the knowledge and practice you need to tackle your own straw bale construction project.  The instructor, a leading expert in straw bale construction and a building inspector in Sonoma County, will teach you the latest innovations in this constantly evolving building technique. Course topics include:

  •  Design for straw bale homes
  • Basic straw bale construction methods
  • Foundation systems
  • Framing for windows and doors
  • Roofing materials and roof-bearing assemblies
  • Interior details
  • Building to code

You will help build a small load-bearing structure, including foundation and roofing.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to mix and apply various plasters.

Space is limited, register online.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 9:00 am
Sunday, September 14, 2014 5:00 pm
Solar Living Center
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13771 S Hwy 101, Hopland, CA, 95449
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