2011-07-22

ストローベイル・ワークショップinフランス Straw Bale Workshop in Plouha, France

July 18-22 participated in a straw bale workshop in Plouha, France lead by Franck Debouté. Really impressed with the people, the landscape, the architecture and the food. The people were open and genuine. The landscape was absolutely beautiful: Wheat fields and small herds of dairy cattle on pasture; old, simple, but beautiful stone buildings. And the bread, cheese, beer and wine was great. really.

Mixing station

Two stories with loft

First floor

Franck and workshop participants applying clay slip to bales

Screening stones from the clay slip

Fermenting the body coat

Playing cards

Great people and food!

Compost sawdust toilet

Kyle emptying the toilet

The last day we went to the beach. Had a swim in the Atlantic.

6 comments:

tetsu said...

you look fashinable in france. keep it up!

Kyle Holzhueter said...

Working hard and playing hard. Thanks!

Emilie said...

Thanks for the photos!

Franck Debouté said...

Hi kyle ! Thanks for all, we had a great session last week again. Paul natural builder in Finland who receive the Steens would be interesting in beeing part of you european tour for our idea of Workshop.
Talk to you soon.
Franck

Kyle Holzhueter said...

Emilie, thanks for checking in. currently in Canada. wish you could join us.

Kyle Holzhueter said...

Franck, great to hear from you and glad to know that the project is moving along smoothly. Had a good week in Germany and work is going well in Canada. Will be in touch.