Light Straw Clay Insulation

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time:
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Northern Susitna Institute
Class Fee: $60

 

 

 

When it comes to insulating a home or cabin, there are many choices. Common options have us surrounding our living space with toxic materials that were produced far away with environmental and health costs not often acknowledged. Light Straw Clay (LSC) is a fire resistant, breathable, non-toxic, low-embodied energy choice that is made out of simple natural raw materials sourced in state and mixed on-site. Straw is an efficient insulation fiber and straw bale construction is well known in many parts of the country to be “green” and “sustainable”. The main concerns with straw bale construction in Alaska are moisture, fire, and rodent habitat which are mitigated by mixing the straw with a clay slip and filling wall cavities.
 
Come join us for a one day hands on workshop where we will learn about the raw materials, mixing and placing of this alternative insulation that is enjoyable to work with and adaptable to creative designs.

Instructor
Lasse Holmes lives in a timberframe and strawbale cabin that he built in the mountains overlooking the Kenai Peninsula in Homer, AK. Through his business, Canyon Arts School of Natural Building, he focuses on natural building, including commercial applications. Lasse previously built the rocket mass heater on the Northern Susitna Institute campus.

For More Information
Please see our General Information & Class Policies page for more information about registration, cancellation, age requirements, and directions.

To Register
Begin the registration process by clicking the “register” button. You will be given the option to pay with a credit card using PayPal, cash, or check. Your registration is not guaranteed until full payment is received. Please note that the class may be cancelled due to low enrollment, so please register early!

 

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