Category: tour

Plaster Party & Booktalk 10/5/19

Join us at Terra Corazon Farm in Valley Center for a fun, free day of learning! Learn how to mix and apply natural clay plaster to a straw bale wall by getting your hands in the mud and on the wall Learn how to make adobe blocks from site soil using dirt, straw, water, and …

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Dinner & Straw Bale Home Tour 9/14/19

Please join us for a fun and elegant dinner, mezcal tasting, and guided tour of the two straw bale homes we are building at Terra Corazon Farm. This event is a fundraiser for the farm which is in the process of becoming a model for sustainable, regenerative living, building, and farming. More info and tickets …

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Our new net zero strawbale article is published

Our newest article on high-performance strawbale building is out in this month’s Home Power magazine! The article is all about our recent strawbale project that achieved Net Zero Energy Building certification through the Living Building Challenge. This home will be part of the USGBC’s Green Homes Tour on Oct 21, 2018. Here’s a link to …

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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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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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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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