[Strawbale] straw bale building course

chug chug at ntlworld...
Thu Jul 11 20:01:11 CEST 2002

Greetings Robbie, 
                          you sent your reply back to the strawbale server, which is where the course was advertised but I think you should really send a reply to:-     lili at lowimpact...    as it is they who are the originators of the message.
Regards Chug.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Hoskens Vanessa 
  To: strawbale at amper....muni.cz 
  Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2002 8:31 AM
  Subject: Re: [Strawbale] straw bale building course

  I want to do the straw bale building course. Can you send me a booking request as soon as possible? How do I have to pay? At this moment I am unemployed - Does it mean that I am regard as unwaged? 
  Hoping for a swift reply, thank you in advance,
  Greetings Robbie. 
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: LILI 
    To: strawbale at amper....muni.cz 
    Sent: Tuesday, July 09, 2002 3:06 PM
    Subject: [Strawbale] straw bale building course

    This is to let you know about a residential weekend course that may be of interest to you. 
    Course Title: Straw-Bale Building

    Date: 6-8 September 02

    Location: Redfield Community, Buckinghamshire

    Cost: £150 waged, £100 unwaged. Discounts for 'Friends of LILI'. All meals and accommodation included

    Course details:

    This is a practical building project, aiming to leave a permanent structure on the site. This will involve some carpentry and general building as well as handling straw bales. We will try to avoid power tools and people of all abilities are welcome. You will also learn about the environmental and practical benefits of constructing buildings using straw bales.

    The course will be run by Simon Pratt who is one of the leading straw bale builders in Britain today, he has built many buildings of various sizes and designs. The author of "The Permaculture Plot", he is a well respected permaculturist with lots of knowledge to share.

    Since 1995, Simon has helped to build a dozen straw bale buildings plus two demonstration structures. He has designed and constructed six straw bale buildings at Redfield.

    During the weekend you will:

    ·         Build straw bale walls

    ·         Learn how to work with straw bales, including cutting and tying

    ·         Erect at least part of the roof structure

    ·         Plaster with natural finishes

    ·         See our collection of books and slides on straw-bale building



    Low-Impact Living Initiative (LILI) is dedicated to helping protect the global environment by promoting sustainable alternatives to various aspects of everyday life. Contact us to find out more about our installations, courses, presentations and manuals.
    LILI, Redfield Community, Buckingham Road, Winslow, Bucks, MK18 3LZ
    tel / fax: (01296) 714184   web: www.lowimpact.org

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