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7-Day Hands-On Straw Bale Workshop Westcliffe 2024 – CO

July 14 - July 20


Westcliffe, Colorado
7-Day Hands-On Straw Bale Workshop

Taught by Timbo Scurso & Dainella Nartker

July 14 – July 20, 2024

Join us for 7-days of straw bale construction hands-on learning of skills and best practices. The classic strawbale.com workshop experience… Summer-camp-for-adults meets a good old-fashioned barn-raising!

My build is a timber-framed home wrapped by bales. It will have 1,450 square feet of interior living on two floors. The main living space will be wide open, allowing you to see the hand-hewn oak timbers between 17-22 feet high.

I will be heating the space with a masonry heater (that’s part of the beauty of the bales… excellent insulation!) The bale walls will be coated in lime plaster on the exterior and earthen plaster on the interior. (Check out the Natural Plastering Workshop that will be held here August 16-18) I’m planning for earthen floors over the slab and a future four-season greenhouse.


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