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Practical Building Site Workshops 2018/19


15.-19. October (STEP U2-Practice): Strawbalehouse-Infill in Russbach am Wolfgangsee/OÖ/Salzburg: We insulate the wooden post and beam construction with straw bales. The two-storey house near Wolfgangsee is built on a screw foundation, has a ventilated straw bale-insulated floor and a straw bale roof.

Languages: deutsch/english

Participation on Workshop: € 80,-/Person; € 50,- for Students, Accomodation and Food included. The (one-time) Registry-Fee is for the whole Building-Site-Workshop. Free for STEP-Trainees 2018 (U4). Travelcosts are not included.

Start Infill (U2 Practice): Monday, 15. October, 12:00, End 19. October, 17:00
Registration per EMAIL to: asbn@baubiologie.at (Strawbalehouse Wolfgangsee)


22.-26. October: Electricity and Installations in Straw Bale Walls: After the infill, we will make electrical, installations and wind- and airtight window seals with hemp as well as plaster preparation (masking, plastering, etc.) under the expert guidance of our electrician Josef Burkhard and our trainers Gerhard Scherbaum, Karsten Bäsmann, Karin Julia Haas) in the Strawbalehouse in Russbach am Wolfgangsee/OÖ/Salzburg.

Languages: deutsch/english

Participation on Workshop: € 80,-/Person; € 50,- for Students, Accomodation and Food included. The (one-time) Registry-Fee is for the whole Building-Site-Workshop. Free for STEP-Trainees 2018 (U4). Travelcosts are not included.

Start Installations: Monday, 22. October, 12:00, End 26. October, 17:00

Registration per EMAIL to: asbn@baubiologie.at (Installations Wolfgangsee)


29. October -2. November: Clay Plaster on Straw Bale Walls: After electrics, installations, window seals and plaster preparations, the clay plaster is finally done under the guidance of our clay plasterer Toni Auer (Lehmkunst) in Strawbalehouse in Russbach am Wolfgangsee/OÖ/Salzburg.

Languages: deutsch/english

Participation on Workshop: € 80,-/Person; € 50,- for Students, Accomodation and Food included. The (one-time) Registry-Fee is for the whole Building-Site-Workshop. Free for STEP-Trainees 2018 (U4). Travelcosts are not included.

Start Clkay Plaster (U5 Practice): Monday, 22. October, 12:00, End 26. October, 17:00

Registration per EMAIL to: asbn@baubiologie.at (Clay Plaster Wolfgangsee)


Preview to Hands-On-Buildingsite-Workshops 2019:

Easter Holidays 2019: 13.-27. April 2019 (STEP U2/U5-Practice): Straw Bale House Infill in Frauenkirchen in Burgenland (near Neusiedlersee): We insulate the wooden post and beam construction with straw bales. The single-storey house stands on a strip foundation insulated with foam glass, has a straw bale ceiling with ventilated green roof and is plastered inside with clay, outside with lime. Part of the existing old building will be integrated into the conversion and extension and insulated with reed mats. Trainer: Florian Steinleitner, Karin Julia Haas, Herbert Gruber, Toni Auer and others.

Languages: deutsch/english

Participation on Workshop: € 80,-/Person; € 50,- for Students, Accomodation and Food included. The (one-time) Registry-Fee is for the whole Building-Site-Workshop. Free for STEP-Trainees 2019 (U2/U5). Travelcosts are not included.

Start Infill (U2 Practice): Saturday, 13. April 2019, 12:00, End 27. April, 17:00
Registration per EMAIL to: asbn@baubiologie.at (Straw Bale House Frauenkirchen)