[Paja]FW: [Strawbale] ISBBC 04 Email-update no 1. Ultimo February 2004.

rikki nitzkin
Wed, 25 Feb 2004 19:29:36 +0000

En cuanto puedo, pondré una versión traducido en el foro . . .
Hi all,
This is the first of several updates about the ISBBC (International 
Strawbale Building Conference) in Denemark, this June.

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From: "Lars Keller" <larskellerAlivinghouses...>
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Subject: [Strawbale] ISBBC 04  Email-update no 1. Ultimo February 2004.
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 08:57:15 +1030

Email-update no 1. Ultimo February 2004.

Internet-connection and phone lines are warming up, as our small organising 
collective together with fellow organizers from around Europe are getting 
increasingly busy with the preparations for the next International Straw 
Bale Building Conference - ISBBC 2004.

We are starting to receive many emails from interested people from all over 
the world, so it seems that now is the time to update you on the information 
we have this far.

It is our intention to keep you updated via monthly emails.

Feel free to forward to your friends and colleagues.

If you do not wish to be on this mailing list, then please let us know.

Best ISBBC wishes

Jo, Lars & Thomas.


ISBBC 04 - Friland, Denmark
Education - The Next Generation

Aim of ISBBC 04

The ISBBC 2004 in Friland, Denmark, is for people who are in any way 
involved (or want to be involved) in strawbale construction & natural 
building. It is an opportunity to renew connections and to create new 
networks, to exchange information and to celebrate !

The conference will feature a variety of workshops going beyond strawbale 

Via facilitated forums on issues such as "education in building", "women and 
building", and "The socio-economic impacts of lowcost living" we hope to 
bring in fresh energy and new ideas to the strawbale world.

The spirit of the whole ISBBC is to encourage, educate and inspire the 
present and - particularly - the next generation of builders.


More Information
It is via www.thelaststraw.org that you can keep yourself updated regarding 
the ISBBC. The homepage is up by now, but is still under construction. We 
will let you know when it is fully functional.


Registration Fee
The registration fee ranges between 350 & 500 Euro, depending on your choice 
of accommodation. The registration fee covers:

Accommodation sunday 13th to friday 18th inclusive

Meals from breakfast monday 14th to lunch saturday 19th inclusive

Transport between Kalø Skolerne and Friland

Morning workshops, afternoon forums, evenings, the mid-week party, the "Job 
Centre", the conference book & the post-conference cd-ROM.

The fee is still subject to changes.

Registration Form
Registration can only be done via www.thelaststraw.org (not yet though).

We aim at having the form up and runnning by March 15th.

Conference locations:
Friland This is the workshop location during the conference. Friland is an 
intentional community in the village of Feldballe ("field bale") 
approximately 35km northeast of Århus. Friland is a showcase of different 
strawbale building techniques and the use of clay plasters, mussel shells, 
and a variety of renewable energy techniques. For more info visit 
www.dr.dk/friland/index_english.htm (English)

Kalø Skolerne This is where accommodation, most meals, afternoon forums as 
well as the evening programme will take place. Kalø Skolerne are a fusion of 
two schools: an organic farming school and a language folkhighschool. It is 
located one km away from Rønde, overlooking the beautiful Kalø Bay and the 
Kalø Castle ruins, and is 7 km from Friland. For more info visit www.kalo.dk 

Families & Children
If enough people with young children are coming, we will do all we can to 
create a space for them, a workshop, and facilitate a way that parents can 
share childcare responsibilities.

Pre-conference opportunities at Friland
Come early to the ISBBC and help prepare workshops, set up the conference 
infrastructure etc ! Guaranteed swimming and cakes at the lake.

For more details please email us, limited spaces !!!

The ISBBC 2004 is being organised by members of:
Straw Bale Builders World Wide UnLtd

the European Strawbale Building Network

the Danish Clay & Straw Building Network

and Friland



International Straw Bale Building Conference 2004, Friland, Denmark

Education - the next generation
June 13 - 19

The overall aim of the conference is to strengthen the community, to promote 
natural building, and to facilitate a new generation of builders.

Morning workshops
Aim to cover different aspects of building an energy-efficient, comfortable 
and beautiful straw-bale building.

Between breakfast and lunch, located at Friland.

The workshops will be designed according to the experience level of the 
participants, with the possibility of more than one workshop on a given 

Workshop list (as of February 19th)

Pre-fab walls (confirmed)
SB wall raising (confirmed)
Compressed Earth Bricks - wall building (confirmed)

Lime plastering - (yet to be confirmed)
The Danish heavy duty clay sprayers (confirmed - and no - it is not a band)
Hand plastering & finishes (confirmed)

Seaweed roofing - (confirmed)
Shingles - (yet to be confirmed)
Thatching - (confirmed)

Mass oven building - (confirmed)
Solar heaters - self-builder workshop (confirmed)

Food storage - building of an all winter food storage (yet to be confirmed)
Permaculture design as an aid in house design (confirmed)

Children only workshop - (confirmed)

Afternoon forums
Aim to develop, strengthen and guide the current direction of the strawbale 

Between lunch and dinner, located at Kalø Skolerne.

Each forum will have an appointed facilitator and a rapporteur.

The facilitator will have personal topic-experience, and will guide and 

The rapporteur will write a summary to be included in the post-conference 

By having several forums it is our intention to break down the amount of 
participants in each forum to such a small number that the forums will be 
participatory instead of one-way-talks.

Forum list (as of February 19th)

Being an apprentice strawbale builder - (confirmed)

Networks - how to start them and how to keep them going - (yet to be 

The socio-economic impacts of lowcost living - (confirmed)

TLS - where it´s going and where it could go - (confirmed)

Women and building - (confirmed)

After dinner at Kalø Skolerne

Sunday 13th

Opening reception (light refreshments, but there is no dinner on sunday 

Monday 14th

Opening key-note speak - the grand overview of education within Natural 
Building - (not yet confirmed)

Tuesday 15th

"free roaming evening 1"

There is no common agenda for this evening. We are offering the following:

- Introduction of the Job Centre - this is where you book in on different 
building projects for the Summer of Building

- To help initiate new national networks experienced facilitators will be 
ready to pass on experience
- .

Wednesday 16th

The party evening

Thursday 17th

"free roaming evening 2"

There is no common agenda for this evening. We are offering the following:

- the Job Centre is open

- network building can continue
- .

Friday 18th

Closing key-note speak - the future - (confirmed)

Saturday 19th

No evening planned this far. Although.      (more later)

June 7 - 13

The Conference commences with two house-tour convoys which will collect 
participants from different countries (including England, France, Germany 
and Austria), and tour around Europe for one week. The convoys will make 
stops at buildings and educational institutions along the way.

You can join the convoys by riding the bus or driving your own car. The 
routes of the convoys are still under development. At the moment one starts 
in Eire and one in Norway. Both end at Friland. (more later on 

Hands on Experience
June 20 and onward

To honor and strengthen the theme of the conference, we are organizing a 
"Summer of Building", with the aim of offering many young people a 
high-quality learning experience in different natural building methods.

The Summer of Building is an opportunity for young people to gain more 
experience in straw-bale building. During the conference, participants will 
have access to an 'Job Centre' covering a number of natural building sites 
to happen from June 2004 onward. A scheme (Hands for Knowledge) is set up to 
facilitate the exchange of time for experience, so you can choose from a 
variety of building projects that you´d like to work on during the summer.

Hosting a Summer of Building site
Are you interested in teaching someone how to build ? The Summer of Building 
will be run according to the Hands for Knowledge scheme, where a fair day´s 
work is exchanged for teaching, food and accommodation. If you are 
undertaking, or involved in a building project from the 20th of June onward 
(either northern or southern hemispheres) and are interested in teaching 
skills to enthusiastic students, then please include yourself in the 
register on our website, even if you´re not sure of the details yet.

Participating in the Summer of Building
If you don't think that you can make it to the ISBBC, but you'd still like 
to do the Summer of Building, stay tuned in on the website for further 
developments. Our aim is for this project to continue beyond the summer of 

Post-conference Summer of Building goings-on at Friland
We will be participating in the Summer of Building here at Friland. The most 
obvious project will be to finish off anything left incomplete from the 
workshops. There will also be houses at different stages of construction to 
be working on.

And last.
Please pass on this information.

. friends, nieces, colleagues .

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