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Strawbale House
Minneapolis-St. Paul. Visit a two-story single-family residence being built with strawbales at 3128 - 5th Ave. S. Designed by the Community Eco-Design Network (CEN) and approved under the Uniform Building Code, the house is of conventional post-and-beam construction, with engineered joists, 2-hr. fire-rated walls and a pre-cast stucco panel system on the exterior. An aesthetic and affordable house, 85% of it was constructed in a shop and it will use 70% less energy than a typical house its size. For more information contact Eric Hart, CEN, 612/306-2326.
Strawbale Construction
Ashland Wisconsin, workshop sponsored by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). Participants will learn about the theory and history of strawbale construction and other alternative building techniques on Friday, and then on Saturday help construct a strawbale building on the Northland College campus. Mark Morgan of Morgan Design and Construction is the instructor. $50. For more information and to register contact MREA (Box 249, Amherst, WI, 54406) at 715/824-5166.

Offered by Doug.