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Olderone



Joined: 20 Feb 2016
Posts: 3
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 16 1:28 pm    Post subject: Straw Bale Building  Reply with quote    

Hi. New to site..Project Manager / construction industry. Semi - retired..willing to share skills or help build / exchange barter for small piece of land preferably Devon to build my small retirement single storey Straw house.

sean
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 41722
Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 16 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Welcome aboard. Devon's a big place. Where are you lookng roughly?

Olderone



Joined: 20 Feb 2016
Posts: 3
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 16 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi Sean
Thanks for the welcome. I am based near Okehampton currently, but willing to look further afield if suitable.
Mary

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33026
Location: yes
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 16 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

hello and welcome,sorry i cant help with land etc but best of luck with the project.

there are a few straw builders on the forum at various stages of projects and a huge range of nice folk with useful knowledge .

NorthernMonkeyGirl



Joined: 10 Apr 2011
Posts: 4288
Location: Peeping over your shoulder
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 16 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Can't help directly, but hello and welcome

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 5878
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 16 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Welcome from "Sunny" (HaHa!) Scotland

There is a thread on vegplot's strawbale build somewhere.....

Olderone



Joined: 20 Feb 2016
Posts: 3
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 16 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi. To all of those for the warm welcoming to the forum and site.Thankyou.

I will try to keep you all informed about the project of Straw Bale Building.
Www.strawworks.co.uk is headed by Barbara Jones, who is probably the UKs leading expert.

If anyone needs any technical advice on Straw Bale Building the website has lots of information. There is also 200 hrs of online learning about straw bale building on the low impact website by Barbara Jones for £20. She also has a very good book about Straw Bale Building.

Hope this helps anyone interested in Straw Bale Building.
I am hopefully off to Australia in 2007 to learn about Hemp Bale Building and how , if you have land, you can grow Hemp for you to build your own house !

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8914

PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 16 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Interesting, but is it a bit less relevant for the UK where growing hemp is considered 'dangerous' to the extent the fibre producers have to have a licence? Have fun in Aus.

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
Posts: 21297
Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 16 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gz wrote:
Welcome from "Sunny" (HaHa!) Scotland

There is a thread on vegplot's strawbale build somewhere.....


Now on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/StrawbaleAnglesey/

sean
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 41722
Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 16 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

vegplot wrote:


Now on Facebook


*faints, comes to and collapses in fits of laughter*
I shall keep an eye on it.

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