Scheduled slideshows and lectures will cover:
strawbale, earthbag, cob, roundwood framing, compressed earth block, adobe, Light-Clay-Straw, earthen plasters, rainwater harvesting
Philosophy and inspiration
Building with what is local and unmanufatured, living on a small planet, social justice in building, access to resources, embodied energy, carbon-footprint reduction, material life cycles
permaculture design, building orientation, design, when to work with licensed professional, building codes
informal small group sessions lead by experienced builders to specifically address needs, concerns and questions for owner-builders. Lots of question and answer time. If you have them, bring your floor plan sketches and soil samples.
... and participant-directed offerings
during weekdays there is time reserved for panel discussions, mosaic slideshows, etc.
In choosing projects we used the following criteria:
"Mix Master Hut " aka festival entry booth
timberframe with native juniper (cedar) and salvaged materials, cob, Compressed earthblock, earthbag, earthen and lime plasters
Ceremony stage by Sun Ray - roundwood timberframe with Live Oak, Juniper and a living roof.
Sponsor(s): Vic Heyman
Staff Central (strawbale) Office Project
200-300 square foot strawbale and Light-Clay-Straw
sponsored by Dr. Singha's Natural Therapeutics, Inc.
Kidsville Sandbox Sculptural Enclosure
Cob with living roof
Earthen Oven and Pizza Prep area
Cob oven with Kiko Denzer
several demonstration composting toilets of various scales, bamboo privacy screen, recycling stations