California Straw Building Association
West Coast Natural Building Conference
April 5-7, 2019
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 building.
This Year’s Topics Include:
Intro to straw building: straw bale and light-straw-clay
finding work in natural building
fire resistant building features
cob code and testing update
Bob Theis, Lydia Doleman, David Arkin, Massey Burke, Sukita Reay Crimmel, Anthony Dente, Tracy Thieriot, James Henderson, Steve Sheldon, Ben Korman and more!
Plaster demonstrations: including hands on participation
5x5s and 20x20s: Conference participants are invited to bring digital images to share during the popular evening slide shows. Let us know who your are and what you do - or show us your latest project! Your only limits are 5 images in 5 minutes, or 20 images at an average of 20 seconds each. (you can sign up while registering)
Book launch: CASBA will be celebrating the publication of our book Straw Bale Building Details: An Illustrated Guide for Design and Construction, which will be for sale at the event. Many of the contributing authors will be available to sign it.
Our planning committee is working on the final line-up and schedule, which we will post soon, so keep your eyes on our website for more info!
Help make this conference great by gracing us with your presence for a weekend of learning, sharing, camaraderie & fun!
|| Conference Registration & 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)
Registration is closed
( we originally set the end of registration for March 25th, but need to supply the headcount to the venue by March 22nd, so please register as soon as you can! )
| Members Early Bird - $275
Members Regular - $350
Non-Members - $375
Students - $150
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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 (sold out)
Semi-private room - $75 (sold out)
Private room - $125 (sold out)
(helpful hint- If you're a member, log in first! To avoid confusion you will be reminded which email address you used when joining CASBA. If you don't log in, member pricing won't be available.)
Become a member or renew your existing membership to qualify for member 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.
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