Category: plaster related

Workshops for the tiny strawbale building for Coral Tree Farm

We’re excited to be making progress on the 120 sq foot turmeric growing building for Coral Tree Farm. We held three wonderful workshops already (framing, straw bales, and clay base plaster) and are looking forward to the Finish Clay Plaster workshop on 8/12. As of 8/8, there is only one spot left in the finish clay …

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Sale 25% off clay plaster for your home now through Feb 28th

Clay plaster is gorgeous, durable, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly. It is anti-static, easily repaired, and even helps moderate indoor humidity. It can be made in a wide range of colors and textures and can be installed right over most painted or new drywall in conventional homes. Check out what our clients and colleagues have to say. We’ve …

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Deer Park Monastery New Nunnery

The straw bale buildings at Deer Park Monastery nominated for an Orchid Award

The straw bale buildings we helped build for the Deer Park Buddhist Monastery in Escondido were nominated for an Orchid award in the 2016 “Orchids & Onions” by the San Diego Architecture Foundation.       “Deer Park Monastery- Nun’s Residence The form—based on a traditional Spanish Hacienda embracing a central courtyard with plantings—encourages togetherness …

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Tour the straw bale buildings at the Deer Park Monastery 10/4/15

A rare opportunity to tour the new straw bale buildings at the Deer Park Buddhist Monastery Four curved straw bale buildings wrap around a central courtyard. A covered breezeway made of reclaimed timber connects them.  With graceful super-insulated straw bale walls and passive solar orientation, these buildings will help the Sisters live comfortably in-tune with nature. Natural ventilation, efficient heating and cooling …

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Tour de Bale – straw bale home tour May 31st

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Tour! 160+ people at 12 straw bale houses!   Tour de Bale – straw bale home tour in San Diego Sunday, May 31, 2015, noon-4pm at locations all over San Diego County   Experience for yourself some of the beautiful, efficient, & natural straw bale buildings in …

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volunteer opportunities

THE WORKDAYS ARE NOW FULL, NO MORE REGISTRATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED. The dates for the workdays have been released and the few remaining spots will fill up fast. There will be 3 workdays where you can to volunteer to help stack bales and apply clay plasters, coming up this winter at the Deer Park Monastery in Escondido. …

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