StrohuttenFest: Day 1

How to build you own house out of straw?

26 Sep 2013

All preparations had been made. Friday September 27th was the day we build thé wall of our straw office. This night everyone was welcome to learn more about this durable and simple way of building. Barbara Jones (UK) did more than 300 straw build projects and Réné Dalmeijer builded his own house out of straw.


Het stro is gearriveerd. -


Barbara Jones (UK)

Barbara Jones started as a female carpenter and in 1994 she got in touch with straw building for the first time. From that day on, she has executed more than 300 straw projects.

René Dalmeijer

René Dalmeijer is specialised in durable building with natural materials. In IJburg, Amsterdam, he builded his own house out of straw. "Durable building is not that easy. Choosing the right material is very important. You have to select materials that live up to certain standards, but they also have to be environmentally friendly.

Audrey van den Heuvel & Piotr Bronicki

Audrey and Piotr have built a straw house in Veghel (The Netherlands). They're very passionate about building with natural materials and will share their stories with us.

During the evening there will be a swinging performance of The Bucket Boyz.

Meer informatie

Mediamatic, VOC-kade 10, Oostenburg Amsterdam. Tickets €7,50 (including a Club Mediamatic membership for 4 weeks). Doors open at 18:00 and you can eat a meal for €5. Start of the program: 19:00.

Also interested in the other nights?
See here for Strohuttenfest day 2
See here for Strohuttenfest day 3


The Bucket Boyz - Blue trash from Amsterdam. Maximum music with minimum means.

The Bucket Boyz perform 'Muddy Bottom' as part of the Smugglers Records take-over of the Farm Folk Stage, 9th July 2011.

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