Straw Bale Workshop

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Class includes hands on instruction of material usage and design in building a beautiful, small, load-bearing Straw Bale building with a gravel bag foundation and living roof.

The price of this class is dependent on location class is being offered. Please contact Solis Farm.

 

SKU: SF STRAW BALE Category:

Description

SUSTAINABLE BUILDING and LIVING WORKSHOPS

 

  • FOUNDATION WORKSHOP  
  • STRAW BALE BUILDING WORKSHOP
  • LIVING ROOF WORKSHOP

 

You may attend one, two or all three Sessions. Sign up for the Straw Bale Workshop and attend the Rubble Trench Foundation and Living Roof for FREE.

 

Class includes hands on instruction of material usage and design in building a beautiful, small, load-bearing Straw Bale building with a gravel bag foundation and living roof.

 

We will use gravel in the bags as the floating foundation on a trench of rubble over a French drain. Gravel bags are a good, inexpensive alternative to pouring a concrete foundation stem wall. A French drain with floating foundation is a low cost, tried-and-true method for house stability.

 

Building with straw, rock and earth meets the standard for sustainability, with low-impact, non-toxic, low-embodied energy and the potential for using simple construction techniques. Straw is a waste by-product of wheat production, and using locally grown baled straw helps local farmers.

 

Depending if you choose to attend all three sessions, this hands-on workshop will consist of:

  • Construction of an earth and bag trench foundation with French drain (Session 1);
  • Cutting and re-tying bales (Session 2);
  • Building bale walls - building, squaring up and securing;
  • Constructing the wall cap and roof, some earth plastering
  • Living roof (Session 3).

 

Each student attending Strawbale or Complete series will take home a copy of “Building Green “

BUILDING GREEN

Straw Bale Workshop | Missouri Alternative Building | Sustainable Living Training in MO

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SOLIS FARM
ENVIRONMENTAL ENERGY CONSULTANTS
636-399-3227

3036 STATE HWY JJ
BOURBON, MO 65441