WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING

Eco Design Architects and Consultants was brought on board as the consultants for this double story straw bale building in Joburg.  Furthermore Eco Design was also asked to facilitate the straw bale building workshops. A series of weekend workshops was conducted.

The owners have set up a very informative website which describes the building process and more. Click here to access their website: "The Starflower Project".

View of a partial dry stacked bale wall
View of a partial dry stacked bale wall
Re-sizing the bale with a baling needle
Re-sizing the bale with a baling needle
Re-sizing the bale with a baling needle 2
Re-sizing the bale with a baling needle 2
Preparation of clay slip
Preparation of clay slip
The dipping process
The dipping process
The dipped bale
The dipped bale
Dipped bales stacked into position
Dipped bales stacked into position
Stabilizing the stacked bale wall with stakes
Stabilizing the stacked bale wall with stakes
View of dipped straw bale wall
View of dipped straw bale wall
 
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We offer a number of construction & info manuals on our website on natural building technologies which specifically refer to the South African context. The info manual "A LIME DUNG PLASTER RECIPE" has recently been added to the collection.   Click here for more information.

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