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External: FREE Straw bale weekend workshop

  • 26 Jun 2015
  • 8:00 AM
  • 28 Jun 2015
  • 5:00 PM
  • Budgee Budgee (near Mudgee)
You are welcome to join our old PSN friends Rosemary and Barry Haddaway at 46 Wollar Road, Budgee Budgee (near Mudgee) for a 3 day wall raising and rendering workshop from Friday 26th June to Sunday 28th June.

The event is facilitated by Pete Sim, a leading strawbale builder from Relia-Bale Constructions and it is FREE! Pete and his team are... "committed to building sustainable, solar-passive homes for people who care about the environment and the 'footprint' we leave behind. We have had over 20 years of building experience working with owner-builders in normal construction and have been focusing on sustainable homes for the past 7 years."

The project is to erect straw bale walls in a solar-passive home. We expect to complete sufficient walling (prior to and during the workshop) so that Pete can demonstrate some rendering on the Sunday afternoon.

What we will provide:

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Foam ear plugs. Paper dust masks. Safety glasses. Appropriate tools and equipment.

What you need to know:

Time: 7.30am arrival, cuppa, briefing, task allocation, commence 8.00am – 5.00pm

Directions: 46 Wollar Road is 460 metres from the intersection of Wollar Road and Ulan Road, which is 10kms north of Mudgee.

Accommodation: Basic bush camping is available on the block - BYO tent, bedding, torch, breakfast, dinner etc. If you prefer to have showers, there are many other options nearby including hotel, motel, B&B, caravan parks (Mudgee is a 10min drive away). Further info  Ph: 02 6372 1020

Meals: We can cater for vegetarian, gluten and dairy free. Please advise if required. For more specific needs, you may need to bring your own food - call us to discuss.

Workshop etiquette: Please arrive on time each morning. On the first day a site and safety orientation will be given. We will spend 10-15 minutes chatting to the group, answering questions and assigning the various tasks for the morning session. People arriving late jeopardise this process and inconvenience others.

Mobile phone reception: is limited

Please bring: Warm clothes, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, rain jacket, closed shoes or boots. Best choice for clothing - work wear, long sleeves and pants to keep the straw and lime off your skin. Gloves would be handy, and your own Personal Protective Equipment if you have it.

For more info and to register please contact:

Barry Hadaway 0429 394 482

Rosemary Hadaway 0411 755 682

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