The sad and ugly aftermath! In a recent workshop we discovered that the sand that was ordered for the plaster was not acceptable. I blame myself for this mistake as I did not catch the problem in time and allowed the plaster to be mixed. As is always the case, a mistake can be either […]
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I just received this email a moment ago and want to share it with you. If you feel so inclined, please vote for this woman’s idea. It will help her and her husband attend a straw bale workshop, help them build their straw bale home, and will help bring awareness about straw bale construction to […]
Just a quick note to say congratulations to Kelly B. and Penelope C. who have both won a free workshop with me this year. I’ll have two more drawings this year so be sure to register your name for a chance to win. You can get signed up at www.StrawBaleWorkshops.com. Kelly will be joining us […]
What a great week. As always, the workshop was really fun and very successful. One of the participants said it perfectly: “I got everything I wanted from the workshop, and more.” I was so grateful to everyone in this workshop for all of their hard work and dedication. We had some issues along the way […]
During the workshop in Hico, Texas, we built a beautiful and sacred meditation chamber for Donna and Charles. It was a special week and one I won’t forget for a long time, if at all. We began the week with Native American sweat lodge, a tradition that Charles and Donna have been living and learning […]
It’s no secret that the construction industry is not exactly woman friendly. How many times have you heard the phrase “now listen little lady…” when talking about contractors or supply yard employees? That may be a bit rich for reality, but my point is that it isn’t uncommon for women to be told, or simply […]
What a great week it was in Missoula. Okay, so the rain didn’t cooperate much, but everything else was a blast. This was a really big class. We had over 30 people on site and we accomplished a ton. This was a two story structure and right around 1500 SF. It was a challenge to […]
It’s not unusual for people to get excited about plastering their straw bale structure. After all, this is when a simple structure starts to look like a home. When the plaster goes on, suddenly, the building gets a new lease on life and it really begins to feel like completion is near. This is also […]
I just got an email from a man who wanted to know what I thought about moving a straw bale structure. He plans to use more modern techniques, but I imagine the same concerns would apply with either technique. My concerns are laid out below. I’d like to hear if anyone has experience with this […]
I drew my first winner yesterday. I’m waiting to hear back from them before I announce their name as I want to protect their privacy; however, I wanted to let you all know that the FREE workshop giveaways have begun! I will choose a new FREE workshop winner every month through to the end of […]