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MAREA is a renewable energy and sustainable living organization. Our goal is to help individuals and families get good answers to big questions about what each of us can do, really do, to improve prospects of a sustainable future. MAREA is an educational nonprofit and our sole motive is to help people do good things.  Welcome!

Straw & Structure: Lessons Learned from Living in a Strawbale

Tuesday,  March 27
TEK Park, Breinigsville, PA
Eight years ago Jesse Pellman proudly moved into his beautiful new home—made of agriculture waste (straw bales) and full of salvaged materials! An alternative to conventional residential homebuilding, straw bale construction uses baled straw  as a structural material to build thick, highly insulated walls. Jesse Pellman will share his firsthand experience building and living in a straw bale home, covering the ins-and-outs of building with bale, material considerations, and all the lessons learned. Details…