Ziggy was featured in Tiny Homes.
Hiya Shelter folks:
I wanted to share a little update about a project we’re working on. We’ve been helping friends build a small, octagonal off-grid cabin here in the Appalachian foothills, outside of Berea, Kentucky. The structure is a post-and-beam frame, and the stemwall is made of earthbags (which we’re currently working on — see my attached photo). In July, we’re hosting a week-long Straw Bale Workshop to build the walls and plaster them with local clay. This is a very comprehensive course for anyone interested in all of the finer points of building with straw bales.
Eventually, the home will have a cob wall with built-in stairs to a loft, a reclaimed brick floor, a small-mass heater and a tiny solar system, just enough for a few lights and very basic electric needs. Exciting stuff.
Well, I thought your Shelter Blog readers might be interested to hear about our workshop. Let me know what you think!
Here is a link to the course: www.theyearofmud.com/natural-building-workshops/straw-bale-workshops/