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West Coast Natural Building Conference 2022

  • 22 Apr 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • 24 Apr 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma, CA
  • 2


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Registration in advance only. No "on the door"
  • March 1st through March 25th
  • Full Conference - Regular

Registration is closed

California Straw Building Association presents


West Coast Natural Building Conference!

April 22-24, 2022

  Westerbeke Ranch
2300 Grove St, Sonoma, CA 95476

Keynote Speaker - Laura Bartels

Laura Bartels is a past Director of the Colorado Straw Bale Association (now the Natural Building Alliance). Her professional path of 20 years brought her to be a leader in the field of sustainable building and community development. She worked with Martin Hammer and David Eisenberg in bringing Straw Bale Construction into the International Residential Code in 2015, providing key testimony before the ICC.

Laura is now the Executive Director of the Mindful Life Program.


Join us at beautiful Westerbeke Ranch for an inspiring weekend in an idyllic setting!      

This Year’s Theme is:

Straw Building: The Next Generation (where no bale has gone before)


Activities include:

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 in 6 minutes. 

Evening social hours for networking, making new friends, and catching up with old ones.

A selection of Natural Building Books for Sale

* Event Covid restrictions at this point:

All Westerbeke Ranch employees are vaccinated. They expect that all guests are vaccinated too, and they require that we gather proof from you of that and sign for it. We are only required to reveal that information to them in the event of an outbreak. Those that are unvaccinated due to religious or medical reasons are required to provide a negative pcr test 72 hours prior arrival and must remain masked at all time.

At this time Westerbeke Ranch suggests that rapid tests results are provided at arrival. CASBA requests that you  bring your own test if you choose to do so. FYI, it has just been announced that a 2nd round of 4 free tests per household will be available soon.

Westerbeke Ranch follows all CDC, Federal, State and Local Guidelines. At the moment it appears that all mask mandates for the general population have been rescinded and replaced with the strong suggestion to continue masking in indoors situations. Government recommendations also include upgrading your masks to N95s for improved health safety.

 As we have all learned recently, this too could change... we'll let you know if it does.


Help make this conference great by gracing us with your presence for a weekend full            of learning, sharing, camaraderie, and 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)

 online registration closes April 3rd

(after that, please contact us for availability)

        Members Early Bird - $295                
        Members Regular - $350                 
    Non-Members -  $375                      
        Students -

(March 1 - March 25)
(March 25 - April 3)
(March 1 - April 3 )
(March 1 - April 3)

  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       $105  

Private room for 2        $155 - Sold out

Helpful Hint - If you're a member, log in first!

(If you don't, member pricing won't be available.)

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

Individual - $50     Family bundle (for 2) - $75     Professional - $150

(Professional membership includes a spouse or partner, and a professional directory listing)

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

CASBA is fiscally sponsored by the Tides Center, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.

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