Sale on 2012 Straw Bale Workshop — Save $150 By Applying Today!

by ziggy on June 15, 2012 -- 2 comments -- Follow

Straw Bale Workshops

Starting today, we are offering a special discount on the 10 day Straw Bale Workshop at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. Apply today and save $150 off the regular tuition!

If you’ve ever been interested in learning about straw bale construction and getting some solid experience working with natural building materials and techniques, now is your best chance.

Come experience The Year of Mud’s Straw Bale Workshop in a pioneering ecovillage community here in northeast Missouri! It’s going to be a great time. The course runs from July 22 – August 2. Spots are limited — reserve yours today!

p.s.: Contact me with any questions you may have.

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  • I couldn’t not comment on the picture of the straw house with the staircase made of hay and the rocket stove right next to it. It looks so pretty. I also see a fire extiguisher in the frame. I hope they have a smoke detector upstairs and a quick way out of the second story. If those stairs were ever to catch fire the entire building looks like it could be engulfed in about four minutes.
    Great looking building, but rocket stoves and straw houses may not be a good mix, just a thought.

  • Hi Mike: It’s a misconception that straw bale homes are more prone to fire than conventional houses — the opposite is actually true. They have a much greater fire resistance than a typical stick frame house. The chance of this particular stair case ever catching fire is so low, too — it’s made of cob, which is even more fire resistant than straw bale. It’s like trying to get concrete to light up.

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