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Upcoming events

    • 05 Apr 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • 07 Apr 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma, CA

    California Straw Building Association

    presents the

    West Coast Natural Building Conference

    April 5-7, 2019

      Westerbeke Ranch
    2300 Grove St, Sonoma, CA 95476

    Keynote Speaker -
    Jacob Deva Racusin

    Jacob is a founder of New Frameworks, a Vermont based worker owned design-build cooperative committed to building with locally sourced natural materials like native hardwood, clay, and straw. He has taught in several natural building programs (Endeavor Centre, Yestermorrow), and is the author of a book about building science and natural buildings.


    This year’s session topics include developing lower cost building methods, better understanding fire resistant building features, finding experienced contractors (and work) in natural building , and hands-on clay finish plaster activities.

    As in past years, there will be fast paced and fun 5 x 5 (five slides, one minute per slide) or 20 x 20 (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide) sessions—a great way to showcase your projects, overview a natural building technique, or present beautiful natural building work.

    Don't forget about our Silent Auction!  We've been really thrilled with the support that attendees have given to this since we started it. Any item or service you can donate (or get someone else to donate!) to CASBA's mission is deeply appreciated. 

    Schedule & Speaker list  to be posted ASAP - check back soon!

    If you would like to participate by giving  a presentation, please submit your proposal to

    Jim Reiland

    Call for Speakers

    Help make this conference great by gracing us with your presence for a weekend of learning, sharing, camaraderie & fun!

    Conference Pricing

    Our full conference fee includes Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. Accommodation is separate.  We also offer an Offsite option for the weekend if you'd prefer to make your own lodging arrangements. (You can note this choice in the registration form)

    Early bird Registration ends March 10th!

    Online Registration Ends March 25th

     After March 25th you'll have to contact us for availability.

    (we have to supply the headcount to the venue weeks in advance, so please help us out by registering as soon as you can!)

            Members Early Bird - $275                
            Members Regular - $350                 
        Non-Members -  $375                      
            Students -

    (February 10th - March 10th)
    (March 11th - March 25th)
    (February 10th - March 25th)
    (February 10th - March 25th)

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      Conference Accommodation - per head/ 2 nights

    If you prefer to stay offsite please check that option on the registration form.

    Offsite                    $0

    Sleeping bag          $0

    Semi-private room - $75

    Private room -          $125  


    ( helpful hint- Log in first if you're a member, to get member pricing! )

    Become a member or renew your existing membership to qualify for Early Bird pricing!


    Individual - $50 / Family bundle for 2 - $75 

    See our website for professional rates if you'd like to be included in our professional directory.

    Renew                       Join ! 


     CASBA endeavors to make our conferences accessible to all. If you have financial restrictions
    please contact David Arkin.

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