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GSBN: Greek Straw Bale Project



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Chris Stafford


STRAW BALE CONSTRUCTION
April 19 through May 17 on Island of Rhodes, Greece

Gain natural material building experience using straw bales and earthen
plasters. The residential project is 5 connected 30 sm modules, of which
all the foundations and two modules were completed in 1999.  The three
final modules will be constructed and plastered beginning April 19 and
finishing May 17, 2000.  The structure and design is similar to
traditional Greek residential buildings, except in these structures
seismically reinforced straw bale walls replace the traditional stone
walls.

Volunteer to work with experienced U.S. natural material builders and
learn about building with load bearing straw bale walls, light clay
straw plasters, earthen finish plasters and lime putty weather
protecting plasters.  Attached are photographs of work from last May.
Straw bale walls construction will begin on April 19 and be finished by
the end of the week. Next the roof will be constructed using a minimum
amount of lumber and covered with a cane (similar to bamboo) and earthen
plaster.  After the roof is partially completed and the straw bale walls
have settled, the exterior and interior walls will be coated with
earthen plasters.

The project is located on the western coast of Rhodes, 7 km from the
village of Apolakkia. Camping is available on site, with three meals a
day provided. Volunteers may also find rooms in Hotel Amalia, Apolakkia,
Rhodes, (0244) 61365.

Contact Gene Leone, gleone@...,  for additional information or
to register as a volunteer.


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 Please forward the following message to parties who may not be on this
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<p>Chris Stafford
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<p><b><font color="#D9A300"><font size=+1>STRAW BALE CONSTRUCTION</font></font></b>
 <b>April 19 through May 17 on Island of Rhodes, Greece</b>
<p>Gain natural material building experience using straw bales and earthen
plasters. The residential project is 5 connected 30 sm modules, of which
all the foundations and two modules were completed in 1999.  The three
final modules will be constructed and plastered beginning April 19 and
finishing May 17, 2000.  The structure and design is similar to traditional
Greek residential buildings, except in these structures seismically reinforced
straw bale walls replace the traditional stone walls.
<p>Volunteer to work with experienced U.S. natural material builders and
learn about building with load bearing straw bale walls, light clay straw
plasters, earthen finish plasters and lime putty weather protecting plasters. 
Attached are photographs of work from last May.  Straw bale walls
construction will begin on April 19 and be finished by the end of the week.
Next the roof will be constructed using a minimum amount of lumber and
covered with a cane (similar to bamboo) and earthen plaster.  After
the roof is partially completed and the straw bale walls have settled,
the exterior and interior walls will be coated with earthen plasters.
<p>The project is located on the western coast of Rhodes, 7 km from the
village of Apolakkia. Camping is available on site, with three meals a
day provided. Volunteers may also find rooms in Hotel Amalia, Apolakkia,
Rhodes, (0244) 61365.
<p>Contact Gene Leone, gleone@...,  for additional information
or to register as a volunteer.
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