In Sept 2007, CJ Cavet held a plaster workparty at her straw bale home in Penn Valley, CA. A former general contractor and current event manager, CJ created a unique thing: a great learning environment that also got the work done. CJ’s straw bale home (which was engineered by straw bale rockstar Bruce King) is a fantastic example of good straw bale design. The wrap-around porches, wide overhangs, and Dutch-gabled roof create both a charming design and ample protection for the clay-plastered bale walls. Penn Valley is in the heart of CASBA country and many CASBAains showed up to lend a hand.