Builders Without Borders presents
STRAW-BALE BUILDING WORKSHOP
Sat./Sun. March 23 - 24 & 30 - 31, 2019
At the Black Range Lodge, Kingston, NM
Tour straw bale buildings, get hands-on experience with Straw Bales and Earthen plasters, and learn Passive Solar Design
Workshop leaders will include natural building professional Frank Meyer from Austin, TX plus plastering experts Kaki Hunter & Doni Kiffmeyer, Moab, Utah
Each weekend is $225 pp or $400 per couple, incl. meals & accommodations.
Contact Catherine at 575-895-5652 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Builders Without Borders' Straw-bale & Earthen Plaster workshops:
9 AM - 5 PM Saturday & Sunday, March 23 - 24, 2019
9 AM - 5 PM Saturday & Sunday, March 30 - 31, 2019
Featuring Frank Meyer, Kaki Hunter & Doni Kiffmeyer, plus Catherine Wanek and Derek Roff,
Builders Without Borders.
The historic Black Range Lodge in Kingston, New Mexico, is run as a bed-and-breakfast inn,
and retreat center. It has been evolving into a center for sustainable design, demonstration
and outreach. Surrounded by the Gila National Forest, the century-old Lodge property
incorporates permaculture features such as shady grape vines, fruit trees, bamboo groves,
chickens, gardens, and edible groundcover.
Straw-bale and "natural" buildings on site include a straw-bale greenhouse and chicken coop,
a "hobbit house," a straw-bale, earth-plastered classroom, and a custom-built straw-bale
guest house. The Lodge has been the home base of Builders Without Borders since 1999.
The Project Includes Lunch & Dinner on Saturday, Breakfast & Lunch on Sunday.
Participants are asked to pitch in with a bit of meal prep and clean-up.
Bed & Breakfast rooms are in the Lodge, plan on double occupancy.
Participants may arrive Friday night, for an additional cost of $25 per person.
We will work with straw bales, earthen plasters, and locally-milled lumber to
complete a small earth-plastered building. Partially constructed, the two weekend workshops
will both include stacking straw-bales, discussion of load-bearing and post-and-beam (straw-
bale infill) construction, and preparation and application of clay plasters.
Meals and Lodging are included in the workshop fee
What To Bring
Clothes to get muddy in
Hat and sturdy Shoes
Camera and Note pad
Please leave at home: Pets and perfumes
SATURDAY 9 - 10 am - Introductions and Tour straw-bale buildings
10 - 12 noon -- HANDS-ON - straw-bale & natural plasters
12 N - 1 pm -- Lunch
1pm - 5 pm -- HANDS-ON -- straw-bale & natural plasters
6 - 7pm -- Dinner
7pm - Presentation - Strawbale Design Essentials
SUNDAY 9 am -12 N -- HANDS-ON -- straw-bale & natural plasters
12 N - 1 pm -- Lunch
1 - 4 pm -- HANDS-ON straw-bale & natural plasters
Please visit our partners’ web sites for other workshop opportunities:
Solar Energy International