Tag: clay plaster

video from the Excellence in Energy Leadership award 2018

We were honored to receive an Excellence in Energy Leadership award from SDG&E in recognition of our recent Net Zero strawbale project, the Fallgren Home. As part of the award, they made this short video that promotes the project (as well as SDG&E). There is plenty wrong with our current energy system and it’s easy …

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Wakeham Strawbale Home on the USGBC Green Homes Tour Oct 22

For the 5th year in a row, one of our projects has been selected for the San Diego Green Building Council’s Green Homes Tour! Join us in Solana Beach to tour the Wakeham Strawbale Home. Many of you visited this home during the construction at our Open House-in-Process event, now come and see it finished! …

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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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Visit San Diego’s Greenest Home!

Join us at San Diego’s Greenest Home on Saturday, November 12 from 10 am – 3 pm as part of the San Diego Green Building Council’s annual Green Homes Tour. This is the 4th year we’ve shown a home in this unique tour that has sites all over San Diego County and it’s a great way …

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Straw Bale Open House-in-Process, 9/11/16

Sunday, September 11th, noon-3pm, The Wakeham Project, Solana Beach, CA A rare opportunity to tour a straw bale house under construction! Come talk with the builders and check out how the straw bales go together to form the walls in this 1600 sq ft, two-story straw bale home designed by Hubbell & Hubbell Architects. This is the …

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“Building Zen” at the USGBC Green Building Conference 9/22/15

September 22 – As part of the 2015 San Diego Green Building Conference, architect Drew Hubbell, Project Manager Ed Earl, and I (Rebecca Tasker) will be presenting Building Zen, an overview of the nearly-completed 6,000 square foot straw bale nuns’ housing at the Deer Park Buddhist Monastery. Join us to hear about this unique project …

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