The registration period is from 12/06/2013 12:00 am to 09/14/2017 12:00 am
NB 102 Build A Straw Bale House - Details
Dates:  09/08/2018 - 09/09/2018
Times:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:   Solar Living Center, Hopland, CA
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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.





The Solar Living Institute is a 501 (c)(3) educational nonprofit organization offering instruction in solar training and sustainable practices.  Founded in 1998, we have been providing professional solar training and a wide array of sustainability courses for 20 years. Our courses are taught by experienced practitioners who bring years of real world knowledge to the classroom with a focus on helping students prepare for job opportunities, start businesses, and live more sustainably.

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