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    The Big Straw Bale Gathering 2018

    Straw-bale Building UK (SBUK) presents The Big Straw Bale Gathering 2018 with the theme of sowing the inspiration, growing the industry & harvesting the knowledge of all things related to building with straw.

    Taking place at Down To Earth in Swansea, UK on 10th,11th & 12th of August 2018, SBUK are proud to present the inaugural Big Straw Bale Gathering – a gathering to discuss and learn straw bale construction and share the latest and best thinking within the industry.

    Held at Down To Earth’s beautiful strawbale roundhouse in South Wales, the weekend will feature talks, discussions and hands on workshops for all levels, led by the UK’s best natural builders and leading associated professionals. So come down and get excited about building with straw, learn some new techniques or get stuck into the geeky technical stuff.

    When you are full of knowledge you can relax with great local organic food, music, dancing, yoga, ‘Strawbale Ale’, children’s activities and a host of extra curricular events ranging from walks to canyoneering on the beautiful Gower peninsula!

    The Big Straw Bale Gathering will collect up everyone with an interest in straw bale building in the UK. No matter what level you are engaging with straw bale construction, there will be lots to learn at the BSBG.

    Jeffrey Hart – SBUK Events Director

    Tickets for the event will be on on sale soon online here via the SBUK website, with news and updates appearing on their dedicated blog.

    SBUK is a Community Benefit society formed in 2016 with the aim of promoting straw-bale building and best practice within the sector. It brings together practitioners, designers, architects, enthusiasts and trainers in the field. You can find out more about their work via our network directory.

    In the meantime, head on over to our topic introduction to learn more about straw-bale building and a whole host of other low-impact building methods.


    The views expressed in our blog are those of the author and not necessarily lowimpact.org's


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