Next Straw Bale Workshops: How you can join us

Straw Bale Building Intro Summer Workshop: July 8-10, 2022, Virtual Construction Site Ravelsbach and Straw bale building site in Föllim near Poysdorf/Lower Austria.

Combination of theory introduction to straw bale building on Friday 12:00-18:00 and practice (infill in Föllim near Poysdorf) each 9:00-17:00 (approx. 1 hr. drive).

Participation fee for beginners per person € 190,-/140 ,- for students and unemployed.

Please register by email with address (for confirmation of participation) to asbn@baubiologie.at

Straw Bale-Practical-Building Site-Workshops 2022:
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Load-bearing straw bale round house with reciprocal straw bale roof in Gerersdorf near Güssing with reciprocal roof.
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2 small Infill-houses for two twin brothers. We organize this workshop together with our Czech StrohNatur friends Jakub Dean and Viktor Gach.
Clay and Lime Workshop in a Straw Bale House July 2022
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Clay- and Lime render Workshop on small houses for two twin brothers. With our Czech friend Viktor Gach (STEPper and planner).
Straw bale house on screw foundations with straw bale floor slab, prefabricated Lorenz straw bale modules, additional straw bale infill walls and straw bale roof in Föllim near Poysdorf/Lower Austria. In this workshop we fill the additional wooden stud walls with straw bales (infill), insulate the partition walls with straw and plank the 2nd side, install reed stucco and soft fiber boards for plaster preparation, insulate the windows with hemp and tape them airtight and windproof. We also demonstrate the installation of flush-mounted plaster boxes on straw bale walls.
Can also be booked together with Clay Plastering (Sept. 12-15) and/or Lime Plastering (Sept. 19-23) at this site. Register at asbn@baubiologie.at.
Cost includes food and lodging for the workshop(s): Overnight stay in a shared room (single rooms would have to be booked by the participants themselves): total € 400,- or € 350,- for students and unemployed persons;
without overnight stay or overnight stay in own tent: € 300/250 for catering; 10% reduction for asbn-membership
Straw bale house on screw foundations with straw bale floor slab in Föllim near Poysdorf/Lower Austria. In this workshop, we will plaster the straw bale walls with clay plaster on the inside (Sept. 12-15) and lime plaster on the outside on straw boards (Sept. 19-23). Registration for clay plaster and/or lime plaster at asbn@baubiologie.at.
Costs inclusive food supply and overnight accomodation for each 5-day-workshop: € 400, – and/or € 350, – for students and unemployed persons; without overnight accomodation or ÜN in the own tent: € 300/250 for food supply, Combi-price for Earth/Clay plaster and lime Workshop (10 days): € 700, – and/or 600, – for students; 10% discount for asbn members
Straw bale house on screw foundations with straw bale floor slab and straw bale roof in our neighboring community Großmeiseldorf. Straw bale infill in wooden post construction, plaster preparation, clay plaster. Overnight stay in Ravelsbach (in the straw bale house). As soon as the submission plan is ready and a date is fixed (probably October 2022), you can also register for this workshop. But if you are interested, you can register for this workshop at asbn@baubiologie.at, then we will inform you as soon as the date is fixed.
Costs incl. food and overnight stay for the 10-day workshop: Overnight stay in shared room (single room on request, 10 nights): total € 400, – or € 350, – for students and unemployed; if you stay in your own tent: € 300/250 for meals; 10% discount for asbn-members
In Klagenfurt (Carinthia, AT) this modern straw bale house in prefab and infill construction with clay plaster is planned. As soon as the submission plan is ready and a date is fixed (probably October 2022), you can also register for this workshop. But if you are interested, you can register for this workshop at asbn@baubiologie.at, then we will inform you as soon as the date is fixed.
A load-bearing straw bale house in Istria / Croatia is to be built soon. Planning: Juri Kos. The project is currently in the submission phase. If you are interested, you can register for this workshop at asbn@baubiologie.at and we will inform you as soon as the date is fixed.

Review: Pictures from Straw Bale Infill-Workshop in St. Marienkirchen, Upper Austria, September 2021

Impressions from Strawbale-Practice-Workshop in Laxa/Sweden, August 2021


Please register at asbn@baubiologie.at (Herbert Gruber, asbn): You will receive an email with details and the ASBN account number, with the payment of the amount your workshop participation will be reserved.


Galleries of past Workshops

Photos from Virtual Building Site in Ravelsbach

The Virtual Building Site is Winner at the Energy Globe Award NÖ 2015 (Category EARTH)