The RCP network of straw bale construction is a non profit organization with about 75 active members, but with a lot of fans. Our webpage has more than 7,000 visits a month.
RCP is now 8 years old, as it was born 2005 in Barcelona, Spain. Only couple years later our little magazine, in 2007, “BRIZNA” was printed for the first time where we document our straw bale building experiences twice a year.
The aim of RCP is to be open and to support other Spanish speaking countries to spread the word, especially if they do not have their own network. That’s why we don’t call ourselves the Spanish Straw Bale Network.
Since 2011 RCP has been a participant in the Lifelong Learning Program called Leonardo Da Vinci, where European Countries participate in order to improve and exchange valuable information and perform co-operation projects to transfer or develop innovative practices. Our role is to share information about straw bale construction and create tools to improve the skills of future Straw Bale Trainers.
We also support also other networks, such as the association RIE (Red Ibérica de Ecoaldeas or Iberean Ecovillages Network http://rie.ecovillage.org/) and the BAM-conference (Bioarquitectura Mediterránea http://bamconf.org/en/pla-de-buits-biobuilt/).