Inside Insulation: From Strawbale to Chip n' Slip
Course led by Erica Ann at Aprovecho in Cottage Grove, Oregon
Insulation equals warmth. In temperate climates like Oregon’s its necessary for your home to have a jacket in the winter (and to make sure its zipped!) In this comparative workshop we will be covering the basics of Strawbale Construction, Light Clay Straw and Chip-Slip infill, as well as the types of framing and form work required for each system. We will also cover the more conventional green alternatives currently available to the home builder such as Cellulose and Wool. In addition to techniques, be ready to discuss the meaning of ‘R-values’, infiltration, solar potential and thermal mass, and how we can make better use of these principles in our homes.
This workshop is the fourth week of a two-month owner/builder/contractor series, check out the rest of the Sustainable Shelter Workshop Series Program on Aprovecho's Website:
Natural Building and Green Design from the ground up!