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Straw in the ceiling article written for TOB Dec/Jan 2016

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Latest Newletter 2015

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Strawtec travel the world to bring you the latest in straw bale construction

Frank Thomas from Strawtec is travelling to Paris, FRANCE in August 2015 to present as a guest speaker at the European Straw Bale Gathering. With over 20 years experience in strawbale construction and hundreds of homes to his credit, Frank Thomas is considered an international expert and is welcomed by the European community to share his experiences. Frank will also contribute at rouRead more

Building a better future with straw

Joining a strawbale workshop can change your life! Not only do you have the chance to contribute to making a family's dream of a strawbale home come true - you become part of something sustainable, something permanent and a place of love, warmth and security. What you will learn when you attend a Strawtec workshop goes far beyond strawbale construction.  You will find out for yourseRead more

Still teaching the traditional ways in 2015

Keeping the traditional skills alive - Strawtec run regular Traditional Timber Frame workshops at St Georges Basin, NSW. Don't miss their next hands on, instructional workshop.    Read more

Check out these new photos of a not so new project.

Jamberoo main house & studio. Tuggerah Lakes Community College, in Berkley Vale (Wyong), Central Coast - NSW - has a new Community Training Facility and it's built with STRAWBALES, yeah!!! (photo curtesy of the college) Please click here for more info. How about this, a Fire Engine build with bales, photographed in a village near Hamburg-Germany during Frank's 2010 Read more

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Something else I am so pleased to have learnt from and want to share - I had the most amazing experience in the north of Thailand during January this year. I spent one week living with communities who depend on and use bamboo for their livelihoods. We walked into two remote villages, and we're blessed with cooking lessons - but in bamboo, OMG the best rice I've ever eaten. We satRead more

EBAA Conference 2014

This years' EBAA Conference definitely didn't disappoint! There's nothing quite like sharing ideas, learning about new techniques and products, and just plain old having fun!! A lovely example of just how well Mudbrick & Cob can work together Read more

Drafting

Strawtec now offers a drafting service. We complete your plans based on your concepts/ideas for the absolute bargain price of $2,500. For more information please don't hesitate to contact us here Upcoming Strawbale Building Experiences We have another scintillating workshop running from 1-7 DecemberThis time in stunning Port Huon Tasmania!With surroundings like the one you see below yRead more

Creative plastering & colour design course in Kassel, Germany

This advanced and specialised clay rendering, colour design and surface treatment course was run by Manfred Fahnert, a well known expert in his field in Germany. A carpenter by trade, Manfred is an artist when it comes to clay, lime, colours, special surface effects and creative ornaments. The four day course was run at the University in Kassel http://www.uni-kassel.de/fb6/fachgebiete/feRead more