Straw Bale Building Workshop with Master Builder Tom Rijven

  • 20 Oct 2012
  • 27 Oct 2012
  • Fifth Wind, Coburg, Ontario

“Straw Bale Building Workshop with Master Builder Tom Rijven”

Tom Rijven, Master Builder extraordinaire, is here for a rare visit from France to teach his unique hexagonal compressed straw bale method – called the C.U.T. method (pre-fab wooden elements). The straw bale is used as a hybrid structural element and not just as an incredible insulation material (~R30!). This special system allows us to minimize the wood structure and lower the costs of the building.  It also creates an easier and simpler system to flexibly create angled or curved walls or roofs.

Tom is a wonderful human being and fabulous instructor, deeply passionate about his work and building with straw bales.  Come and learn as well as have great fun building a hexagonal structure from foundation to plastering.

Workshop starts October 20th for up to one week.  Accommodations are available at Henry’s farm in Cobourg.

Contact Henry Wiersma at Fifth Wind for Details. 905 342 3666

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