We are well under way filling the next order for a SITUPS home in Victoria.  Here is the last 500 mm wide x 2.7 metre high SITUP being processed.  This is an exciting state of the art home to be built using the SITUPS and we look forward to installing the panels soon.


SITUPS Progesss

Just an update on the progress of the SITUPS.

We have three orders to fill, two for NSW and one for Victoria.  Plenty of enquiry as well following the article in the Owner Builder recently.  Here is a concept of one of the three under production.  Looking forward to getting out there delivering and erecting these SITUP buildings.

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If you are interested in the SITUPS  and have a plan, albeit at concept stage, give us a call.

Will post photos when we get going.


Workshop Day 8 Homeward Bound

We have done our job here at Calingiri.  An excellent result all round and one of the best families that we have ever worked with on a straw bale building.  To all of the Woods thank you so much for the hospitality good times and hard work.  We are now in Perth on our way very early tomorrow for Ganmain via Sydney and Coolamon:

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Progress in Western Australia

We have great progress at Calingiri with Josie our site manager in charge:

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With spasmodic Internet connection it  has been hard to get stories up every day on this building in Calingiri WA.  Here are the latest photos form a concrete slab 5 days ago to the start of the rendering on Day 5:

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Straw Bale Workshop # 157 in Western Australia

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We are on a farm at Calingiri in Western Australia building a straw bale office and accommodation for our clients Suzanne and Steve.  The Internet is almost non-existent where we are staying so I have limited access here to our web site.  Here are some photos of the progress to date and after 3 days from a slab we are close to getting all the walls up ready for compression today:

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Beechworth Workshop Day 5 END.

Back home safe and sound after a great workshop in Beechworth. Everyone did so well and worked hard but at the same time enjoyed the experience. We achieved a lot with this home in a short time.

Had some problems with teh render trying out Maudies’ Magical Mix on to the earthen render, did not work so back to all earth or all lime. I feel the clay is not compatible with the lime in this case.

Our thanks to Sarah and Michael our generous hosts and we wish them well with their future new straw bale home. As well thanks go to all the “students” who put a mighty effort in over the 5 days.

We had great food and wonderful companionship with like minded people. I did not have much time to take photos on the last day but here are a few.

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