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Oderen
All Year: No
Area (ha): 0,3
Persons: 12
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 46661
Country: France

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Last Updated: May 9, 2016

Hello everybody !
Wouldn't want you to bn tempted to put hands in the mud, straw and wood ?
Would you be ready to share an enriching human experience?
...You are at the right place !
We are looking for volunteers for our straw house construction, located in France, in a small valley in Alsace, Oderen (F-68830).
The technical implementation will be the CST (Cell Under Tension invented by Tom Rijven), where the bale of straw ensures the lift wall and insulation, light timber frame helps setting up the bales.
Foundations will be made with tires.
The coatings are made of earth and straw.
A secondary frame will be set up to accommodate a reciprocal frame roof (or mandala).
The project will be supervised by Matthieu Salles for straw walls, and Rainer Mons and Louis Koenig for the reciprocal frame roof.
The first session : 27 june -15 july : mounting straw walls of the ground floor and mounting round wooden poles to support the reciprocal frame roof.
The second session : 25 july - 12 august : straw walls of the 1st floor and prepare the reciprocal frame roof.
The third session : 15 august - 02 september : mounting the reciprocal frame roof and cover.
This stage is open to all, without prerequisite skills. Only one obligation : to come with the smile on your face :)
A big tent (12x5m) will be installed A big tent will be installed, where you can eat good vegetarian meals prepared with love by Gwenaele, you can discuss, laugh, sing, have fun, drink some good beer (meals for free except WE), with conveniences (shower, dry toilet, washbasin, electricity,...). You can install your tent on the surrounding grounds.
It will be a pleasure to meet you this summer !
Near the construction site, you can do some paragliding, hiking, mountain bike, swimming in a big moutain lake, etc....
Check your blog for more infos !
Hope to see you for sharing this great adventure!
Manon, Hervé and their little girl Lou

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