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Participants, along with the team of Terra Design Lab, will build a straw bale wall using the GREB technique.


The course will be divided between classroom theory and practical construction and will include:

  •  overview of different straw bale construction techniques

  • design issues for straw bale construction

  • foundation & footing considerations

  • door & window openings

  • straw bale specific detailing

  • wet room design and considerations

  • termite protection

  • fire safety

  • allowance for electrical & plumbing services

  • installation of bottom plate system

  • stacking bales

  • making half and custom sized bales

  • rendering using the GREB technique

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