[Strawbale] ESBG 2011 and the future of strawbale building

Sebastien Hubert sebastien.hubert at mc2000...
Wed Aug 31 22:37:55 CEST 2011

Dear Herbert, dear all,

I completely agree with what you wrote before.  It was the 2de ESBG for 
me.  I also agree that ESBG should be for professional.  But the idea of 
a nationwide conference and/or workshop for non-professional after ESBG 
looks great.

Hopefully personally I didn't loose too much time as I was on holiday 
with my family and just leave on Thursday evening.

We don't have time to loose...  So of course the next ESBG have to be 
better is it wants to stay credible.



Sebastien Hubert

On 31/08/2011 17:03, asbn wrote:
> Dear Martin, dear all
> I think the "authority" are the european networkers in sum.
> In fact, I think, they should decide about the future way.
> My opinion is, that there has to be a big difference between national and
> international gatherings and workshops. This would be easy to guarantee by
> some simple rules:
> The ESBG should again be a place, where all or most of the networkers meet,
> share experiences in depth, talk, visit built examples of locally
> strawbale-houses, coordinate funding, tests and cooperation, get energy an
> new motivation for their own work and ADDITIONALLY maybe support the
> national organisation in making a nationwide conference or workshops (before
> or after). Target-groups: just skilled builders, otherwise those, who make
> presentations always had to start at the very beginning: what is a strawbale
> for, why does it burn so bad, what is with mice and bugs, what about
> building physics and moisture, what is a passive house and the difference
> between infill and loadbearing construction...
> National strawbale organisations and european networkers normally share and
> enhance these (and their own) experiences in their own country, nationwide
> or locally (or even on their own websites). Target-groups: newbies to
> skilled builders (maybe separated in different workshops)...
> I would add one main rule: a national organisation or networker should at
> least have organised one national gathering to proof her/his ability, to
> organize a much bigger international event. Ventilated rooms, beamers, rooms
> to meet, shuttles for those who arrive by train... should be basic
> standards.
> Mit lieben Grüßen / kind regards
> Herbert Gruber

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