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Straw Bale Home Tour: Grass Valley, Nevada City & Penryn

  • 05 May 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Grass Valley / Nevada City area / Penryn


 Straw Bale Home Tour

May 5th, 2018 

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tickets - $15

  • Each home is unique, evolving to reflect the character, needs, and personality of its owner. 
  • Each home respects its site. 
  • Each home is constructed of natural materials which are healthier for our planet and for the people these homes shelter.
  • Each home embodies less carbon in the materials it's built with.
  • Each home's efficient heating and cooling ability prevents more carbon from entering the air over its lifetime.
  • Each home is a statement for the respect the creators and inhabitants have of our planet.
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Talk to contractors, owner-builders, and engineers. Learn about the advantages of strawbale building. Connect with resources for further information.

Which home(s)….

  • survived the Lobo Fire last year?
  • is completely off the grid?
  • has re-purposed ribs from an old fishing boat?
  • used their excavated foundation soil for their plaster?
  • were visited by Governor Brown?
  • utilized steel-netted bales rather than bamboo pinning, for sheer strength?
  • used slate blackboards reclaimed from a local school for countertops and window sills?
  • used fertilizer to stain their floors?
  • has peeled poles from NC fairgrounds Ponderosa Pines?

Read more about them here

Map of area 

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