Learn about a house built with straw bales for walls

Gene and Nancy Cushion live near Van Alstyne, Texas, and have built a straw bale home on 22 acres of mostly wooded land in the southeastern corner of in Grayson County. Using approximately 450 two string wheat straw bales specifically cut and baled for placement into the exterior walls, the overall project from ground breaking to move in was completed in a little under one year. Acting as the General Contractor, the couple extensively researched the construction techniques and participated in local projects to gain experience. Nancy is a nurse with a local children's hospital and Gene is a technical consultant for a worldwide IT services Company. Come to the meeting and learn about their unique house.

Free. 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 12, Dallas Sierra Club at REI Dallas

The Dallas Sierra Club meets at the REI store on the west-bound LBJ/I-635 service road between Welch Road and Midway Road (west of the Dallas North Tollway, next to Guitar Center). The address is REI, 4515 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway, Dallas, TX 75244; phone[masked] 5989. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. in the Guadalupe Peak room (upstairs). From 6:30 to 7:00, you can enjoy snacks and refreshments as you wander among various issue booths to pick up information and talk with Sierra Club members and leaders. Here is a link to a map: http://www.dallassierraclub.org/page.htm?generalmeeting Contact Kirk Miller,[masked] [masked]

The Dallas Sierra Club is a conservation organization whose purpose is to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the Earth. We are part of America's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, which was founded over 100 years ago.

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  • Demere

    Interesting presentation; great presenter!

    February 13, 2013

  • Kathryn H.

    Excellent presentation

    February 13, 2013

  • Elise

    Don't think I'll be able to make this after all.

    February 11, 2013

  • asunnydaygal

    Hubby already signed up

    February 11, 2013

  • Shara H.

    Anyone from Cowtown going ? I would love to share a ride and split gas! Plz

    February 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I would love to share with you but unfortunately have to work late next week and won't be able to go. Hope you learn something cool.

      February 11, 2013

  • Ronnie A.

    Are you allowed to bring a guest?

    February 8, 2013

  • Lonnie R.

    I have seen this on TV, and I am thrilled to know of someone who has done it.

    January 22, 2013

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