The Canelo Project – Straw Bale Comprehensive Workshop, April 2010
Spring for us typically means workshops, this year is no exception. As you know from previous posts, much of winter was spent traveling in northern Mexico, part of which was spent speculating and planning for straw bale buildings in the near future. Anyhow, once or twice a year, we teach a straw bale workshop as part of our Canelo Project workshops. For those not familiar with our work, they might be more correctly termed straw bale/clay buildings or houses in that we use as much clay soil as straw in the construction process. This year we did a small auxiliary building, allowable under the building code without a permit, due to the interior square footage that measures less than 120 square feet, for friends Jon Bolin and Shelly Eversole. Location of their site was approximately fifteen minutes from our home thereby allowing us an easy commute to the site.