I BUILT A STRAW BALE HOME!

Stuart Sedgwick-Taylor

An opportunity to learn about a local project to build a low-impact straw bale house that was completed in 2017. The project was essentially a self-build, with help from the UK's leading straw bale builder Barbara Jones, who runs Straw Works. This talk will give an overview of the planning, design and construction process, providing valuable insight into the issues surrounding a self-build project of this nature. Stuart Sedwick-Taylor has worked in the NHS for the past 30 years, and has become increasing concerned about our impact on the environment, seeking ways in which to live in greater harmony with the natural world, working with nature rather than against it.