Saturday, September 17, 2005

Strawbale Shelter Workshop

A Native American Affordable Housing Workshop was completed September 3-4, 2005 in Crestone, Colorado in collaboration with Brave Heart Construction. Workshop participants built a strawbale emergency shelter and then learned how to modify it to create a permanent strawbale home for use in Native American communities.

The strawbale shelter built during the workshop was based on these plans: Free Straw Bale Emergency Shelter Plans

Natural building workshops at the Geiger Research Institute are designed for natural builders, architects, educators, designers and anyone interested in building low-tech, affordable housing. Although everyone's skill level will vary, these workshops are excellent for gaining practical experience in each aspect of natural building.

For information on future workshops, go to our Workshops page.