Straw Bale & Plaster Crew Leader

Straw Bale & Plaster Crew Leader

Posted on behalf of Jim Kavanaugh:

We are looking for one or two people in the Durango area with experience in straw bale construction and natural plaster, interested in summer and fall work.  We have a piece of land below Lemon Reservoir along the Florida River, 25 minutes outside of Durango.  This summer we plan to put in foundations for our house and a detached garage, both post and beam straw bales, with the goal of completing the garage and its upstairs studio by late fall.  Then in May of 2020, we will start on the house framing.


Ideally, we’d like to find someone who can train and guide a small crew (and some times friends and family) during the straw bale and plastering phases.  Although if interested, helping with framing during June and July is also a possibility.


While we do have some camping facilities (a bathhouse and kitchen) for temporary overnights, someone would need housing in the area.  Compensation is negotiable and will depend on experience.


If interested contact Jim by phone at 970-3175014, or email

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