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Finish the straw bale house!

Posted: April 2nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Cool Projects, Education, Events | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

Straw bale house

It is time to put the icing on our big, delicious mud and straw cake. With the inside of our curvaceous, carbon sequestering community space coated in a lovely mixture of locally dug clay, straw, sand and poo from our resident horses; it is time to give the outside the same treatment.

This is a great opportunity to learn how to render in clay, build cob and wine bottle walls and have lots of filthy fun. On Sunday 7 April, we’ll also be holding a workshop on willow sculpture making. We have plenty of crash space, a lovely wood fuelled shower and will provide tasty squat pot for all mud slingers. We ask only a small donation for food (£2 per day) and a willingness to engage with the tasks that keep our little squattopia going i.e chopping wood and vegetables and a bit of washing up.

Feel free to come down for as much or as little of the week (Monday 1 April – Sunday 7 April) as you like but please let us know your intention so we can make sure we have enough beds and food.

Email info@transition.com to book a place or receive more details.

One Comment on “Finish the straw bale house!”

  1. 1 Mick said at 11:48 am on April 6th, 2013:

    Hi, just sitting with oscar in Africa making grass hives, watch out when he comes back he may have plans for those straw bales. Love the look of your project, good luck for the future. Mick

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