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An old, one-time picnic shelter (roof & poles only) is being made into a straw-bale building, with a living/green/moss roof. The style will be a little like a Japanese tea-house, with sliding front doors, glass wine-bottle panels. The building sits behind the Riverside-Salem Environmental Chapel/Cottage and overlooks an outdoor labyrinth in a woodsy setting. We'd welcome any volunteers to work on completing the project!

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

Straw Bale Daylighting, Earthen Floor, Green Roof, Local Materials, Non-Toxic Products, Rain Barrels, Rammed Earth, Recycled Materials, Straw bale

My Motivation:

Environmental concerns in general, along with presentation on straw-bale construction by David Lanfear

Open House Info:

I-190 N over S Grand Island bridge to Exit 19, "Whitehaven Road." Left/west on Whitehaven about 2.2 miles to West River Road. Right/north on West River 9/10 mile to 3449, cabin in woodsy area. Please visit between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on October 5, 2013 if you want to be sure to connect with someone there. Otherwise, please stop by any time.

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