November 18 to 20, 2016
Friday 6-9pm, Sat & Sun 9am to 4.30pm
Endeavour Centre, Peterborough
Chris Magwood and Jen Feigin
Straw bale building continues to be one of the key sustainable building technologies, where high environmental performance meets code-ready and accessible technology. Straw bales can create beautiful, energy-efficient homes that are light on the environment.
This two-day workshop (plus Friday evening slideshow) is taught by two leading practitioners of straw bale building in Ontario, and is aimed at giving participants a practical and up-to-date introduction to building with straw bales.
Over the three days, participants will learn about straw and how to find and select bales; different ways of using straw bales and incorporating them into different framing systems; how to properly detail a straw bale wall to be air tight and energy efficient; plaster preparation; plaster recipes for various types of plaster, and; hands-on plastering.
For anybody interested in building a straw bale home, this workshop is the ideal place to start the hands-on and theoretical learning process!
Chris Magwood is the author of More Straw Bale Building, one of the most trusted resources for straw bale construction.
Open to all
Early bird – $400
Regular – $450
Fees include healthy lunch (vegan and vegetarian options available)
Maximum class size: 15