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-> Publicity Package for the ISBBC 04                                        
     by "Lars Keller" larskeller@...
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Date: 21 Mar 2004 08:14:27 -0600
From: "Lars Keller" larskeller@...
Subject: Publicity Package for the ISBBC 04                                   


We hope that you're able to take on promoting the ISBBC 04 within your
If you can, then please let us know what region you take on.
If it is not possible, please let us know who you think will be the best to
stand in your place.

The theme for this year's conference is "Education - the next generation". 

In this publicity package you will find: 
á A description of the ISBBC programme
á Information about registration
á A description of the conference and workshop locations: Kalo and Friland
á An advertisement looking for building sites for the Summer of Building

Feel free to distribute this information through emails, as printed
newsletters/posters or in any other way you can think of.

Here are some suggestions for where to advertise:
á Owner builder groups
á Straw Bale and other natural building networks
á Architecture departments of Universities
á Permaculture and organic gardening networks
á Technical Colleges for carpenters and other building trades
á Magazines
á Any courses that are being run - related to building or permaculture

If you feel that something is missing from this package, please email us. 

People who are interested in the ISBBC can be referred to The Last Straw's
website is being updated regularly (www.thelaststraw.org). 

We send out frequent updates to anyone on our mailing list (to sign up, go to
www.thelaststraw.org or email: isbbc@thelaststraw.org).

Thankyou for your help with promoting the conference. 

Lars, Thomas and Jo for the ISBBC organising collective.
Email contact: isbbc@...



ISBBC 04 - Education - The next generation.

á June 07 - 13: Tour Convoys
á June 13 - 19: International Straw Bale Building Conference
á June 20 and onwards: Summer of Building

The ISBBC 2004 in Friland, Denmark, is for people who are in any way involved
(or want to be involved) in strawbale construction & natural building. It is
an opportunity to renew connections and to create new networks, to exchange
information and to celebrate ! 

The conference will feature a variety of workshops going beyond strawbale

Via facilitated forums on issues such as "education in building", "women and
building", and "The socio-economic impacts of lowcost living" we hope to bring
in fresh energy and new ideas to the strawbale world.

The spirit of the whole ISBBC is to encourage, educate and inspire the next
generation of builders.

Conference locations:

This is the workshop location during the conference. Friland is an intentional
community in the village of Feldballe ("field bale") approximately 35km
northeast of Arhus. Friland is a showcase of different strawbale building
techniques and the use of clay plasters, mussel shells, and a variety of
renewable energy techniques. For more info visit
www.dr.dk/friland/index_english.htm (English)

Kalo Skolerne
This is where accommodation, most meals, afternoon forums as well as the
evening programme will take place. Kalo Skolerne are a fusion of two schools:
an organic farming school and a language folkhighschool. It is located one km
away from Ronde, overlooking the beautiful Kalo Bay and the Kalo Castle ruins,
and is 7 km from Friland. For more info visit www.kalo.dk (English) 

The ISBBC 2004 is being organised by members of:
Straw Bale Builders World Wide UnLtd
the European Strawbale Building Network (ESBN)
the Danish Clay & Straw Building Network
and Friland


International Straw Bale Building Conference 2004, Friland, Denmark
Education - the next generation 
June 13 - 19

The overall aim of the conference is to strengthen the community, to promote
natural building, and to facilitate a new generation of builders.

Aim to cover different aspects of building an energy-efficient, comfortable
and beautiful straw-bale building.

Between breakfast and lunch, located at Friland.
The workshops will be designed according to the experience level of the
participants, with the possibility of more than one workshop on a given topic.

Workshop list (as of March)
Pre-fab walls 
Strawbale wall raising
Compressed Earth Bricks - wall building 

Lime plastering - (yet to be confirmed) 
The Danish heavy duty clay sprayers 
Hand plastering & finishes  

Seaweed roofing 
Shingles  (yet to be confirmed) 

Mass oven building 
Solar heaters - self-builder workshop 

Food storage - building of an all winter food storage (yet to be confirmed) 
Permaculture design as an aid in house design (confirmed)
Children only workshop - (confirmed)

Aim to develop, strengthen and guide the current direction of the strawbale

Between lunch and dinner, located at Kalo Skolerne.
Each forum will have an appointed facilitator and a rapporteur.
The facilitator will have personal topic-experience, and will guide and
The rapporteur will write a summary to be included in the post-conference

By having several forums it is our intention to break down the amount of
participants in each forum to such a small number that the forums will be
participatory instead of one-way-talks.

Forum list (as of March)

Being an apprentice strawbale builder
How to run workshops / The learning process (under construction) 
Participatory design process (under development) 
Networks - how to start them and how to keep them going - (yet to be
The socio-economic impacts of lowcost living
Acoustics of straw bale constructions
TLS - where it<<s going and where it could go 
Women and building 

After dinner at Kalo Skolerne

Sunday 13th - Opening reception (light refreshments, but there is no dinner on
Sunday 13th)

Monday 14th - Opening key-note speak - the grand overview of education within
Natural Building - (not yet confirmed)

Tuesday 15th - "free roaming evening 1"
There is no common agenda for this evening. We are offering the following.
- - Introduction of the Job Centre - this is where you book in on different
building projects for the Summer of Building
- - To help initiate new national networks experienced facilitators will be
ready to pass on experience
- - ...

Wednesday 16th - The party evening

Thursday 17th - "free roaming evening 2"
There is no common agenda for this evening. We are offering the following.
- - the Job Centre is open
- - network building can continue 
- - ...

Friday 18th - Closing key-note speak - the future - (confirmed) 

Saturday 19th - People will be leaving by late afternoon. No evening planned
this far.

If enough people with young children are coming, we will do all we can to
create a space for them, a workshop, and facilitate a way that parents can
share childcare responsibilities.

Come early to the ISBBC and help prepare workshops, set up the conference
infrastructure etc ! Guaranteed swimming and cakes at the lake.
For more details please email us, limited spaces.

June 7 - 12: Tour Convoys

The Conference commences with two house-tour convoys which will collect
participants from different countries (including England, France, Germany and
Austria), and tour around Europe for one week. The convoy will make stops at
buildings and educational institutions along the way.

You can join the convoys by riding the bus or driving your own car. The routes
of the convoys are still under development. At the moment one starts in Eire
and one in Norway. Both end at Friland. More details later.

June 20 and onward
To honor and strengthen the theme of the conference, we are organizing a
"Summer of Building", with the aim of offering many young people a
high-quality learning experience in different natural building methods.

The Summer of Building is an opportunity for young people to gain more
experience in straw-bale building. During the conference, participants will
have access to an 'Job Centre' covering a number of natural building sites to
happen from June 2004 onward. A scheme (Hands for Knowledge) is set up to
facilitate the exchange of time for experience, so you can choose from a
variety of building projects that you'd like to work on during the summer.


Friland will be participating in the Summer of Building. The most obvious
project will be to finish off anything left incomplete from the workshops. On
top of that there will be several houses at different stages of construction
to be working on. 

Participating in the Summer of Building
If you don't think that you can make it to the ISBBC, but you'd still like to
do the Summer of Building, stay tuned in on the website for further
developments. Our aim is for this project to continue beyond the summer of

REGISTRATION for the conference

Registration Fee
The ISBBC is at the moment being organized without any funding, based purely
on volunteer work. Furthermore there is no organization to cover any debt. As
we are still at a relatively early stage - we do for example not know how many
participants will attend the gathering - we do have to be relatively
conservative regarding the registration fee.
If at some point we will receive funding, this will be used to make the ISBBC
more readily available for people from regions that are generally considered
poor in economic terms.
We encourage you to research individual funding and sponsorship in your own
region. If you find information of potential use for other participants we can
make this available on the website under registration.

The registration fee ranges between 350 & 500 Euro, depending on your choice
of accommodation. The registration fee covers: 
Accommodation sunday 13th to friday 18th inclusive
Meals from breakfast monday 14th to lunch saturday 19th inclusive
Transport between Kalo Skolerne and Friland
Morning workshops, afternoon forums, evenings, the mid-week party, the "Job
Centre", the conference book & the post-conference cd-ROM.
The fee is still subject to changes.

Registration Form 
Registration can only be done via the ISBBC 04 registration form on
We aim at having the form up and running by March 25th.



International Strawbale and Natural Building Conference
Denmark, June 2004
"Education - The Next Generation"

To honor and strengthen the theme of the conference, we are organizing a
'Summer of Building-04', with the aim of offering many young people a
high-quality learning experience in different natural building methods.  

Are you interested in teaching someone how to build?

The Summer of Building will be run according to the 'Hands for Knowledge'
concept where a fair day's work is exchanged for teaching, food and

If you are undertaking, or involved in a building project from the 20th of
June ( in the northern or southern hemispheres) and are interested in teaching
skills to some enthusiastic students, then please include yourself in our
register, even if you're not sure of the details yet.

Country and nearest city 
Language/s spoken 
Dates of project 
Brief explanation of building project 
Any specific skills that could be taught 
Do you think you will be coming to ISBBC 04? 

Please send to: Hands For Knowledge, Friland 12B, 8410 Ronde, Denmark.
Or email to: isbbc@...include a return address.
Or fill in form found via www.thelaststraw.org

We will then contact you with further details about Hands for Knowledge and
the Summer of Building.


Date: 21 Mar 2004 14:19:55 -0600
From: huffnpuff huffnpuff@...
Subject: Re: GSBN:Publicity Package for the ISBBC 04 

G 'day Lars

AUSBALE in Australia are already promoting ISBBC 2004 though our 
newsletter and on the Aussie discussion lists of strawbalia and earthgarden.

I will also send the details to the RAIA the Architects of Australia. 
 New South Wales branch.

Salaams John.


Date: 21 Mar 2004 16:22:37 -0600
From: "Lars Keller" larskeller@...
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From: huffnpuff huffnpuff@...
Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2004 9:22 PM
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> G 'day Lars
> AUSBALE in Australia are already promoting ISBBC 2004 though our 
> newsletter and on the Aussie discussion lists of strawbalia and earthgarden.
> I will also send the details to the RAIA the Architects of Australia. 
>  New South Wales branch.
> Salaams John.
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