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Workshops/Speakers: Puyallup, Washington

May 31-June 1, 2014

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Introduction to Strawbale Construction
Andrew Morrison - Straw Bale Innovations
Interested in building a straw bale house but not sure where to start? This is the place. Andrew Morrison, the straw bale expert at www.StrawBale.com, will give you an introduction to get your ideas flowing for your dream sustainable home.

Financial, Emotional and Environmental Benefits of Living Tiny
Andrew Morrison - Straw Bale Innovations
Join Andrew Morrison as he guides you through what it takes to live comfortably, debt-free and stress-free in a tiny house. This presentation will cover everything from how much money you can save by living tiny to some first steps you can take right now toward a simpler and healthier life. Discover strategies for making the move into full-time tiny house living.

The No-Mortgage Natural Cottage
Chris McClellan - Natural Cottage Project
Before the Industrial Revolution our ancestors generally lived in small houses they built for themselves from local earth, stone, straw and wood, mainly because the materials were cheap or free and didn't require a great deal of specialized skill. Today's houses might be bigger and more comfortable, but they're also often toxic and expensive. For all sorts of good reasons, basic DIY shelter is making a comeback. With a little guidance, almost anyone can still build their own home with low-cost natural and scrounged materials for under $10,000 and opt out of the industrial building and mortgage rat race.

Building With Mud
Chris McClellan - Natural Cottage Project
Come get muddy with your MOTHER in this hands-on, interactive demonstration. See why more than half of the houses in the world are built from local clay soil. Get your hands (and feet) into the mix in our kid-friendly clay pit or try sculpting your own miniature earthen house at our play table. Regional natural building experts will be on hand to answer questions.

The Dirt on Dirt Floors
Sukita Reay Crimmel and James Thomson - New Society Publishers
Sukita Reay Crimmel and James Thomson will share dazzling photos, make some mud, and help you walk away knowing much more about the ancient practice of earthen floors ... and how they are done in modern homes. This short workshop could change your life!



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