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Welcome to the STRAWBALE STUDIO, Oxford, MI.  

Strawbale Studio East Side 6-2014

Strawbale Studio East view

The Strawbale Studio Program joyfully weaves nature and people ~ as we build skills and connect with local re-sources.  Join in our natural building & sustainable living activities ! 

 Some of our upcoming Events & Workshops

Thatching Natural Cottage Project 2012 (2)

Natural Cottage Project 2012

 Please see the Full CALENDAR  for all Activities 

December 10, 2016  CANDLE-MAKING & Holiday Gift Class
December 11, 2016   CANDLE-MAKING & Holiday Gift Class                              Same class offered 2x.  Class limit: 15.

Jan 8 – Feb 8, 2017  WINTERNSHIP !
Live at the Strawbale Studio for a month & experience a rich program with hands-on skills & classroom training. Included are weekend Workshops also open to the public: 

 

 

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Mortise and Tenon joints

Thatching: Jan 14-15,

Round Pole:  Jan 21+22,

Rocket Stove:  Jan 28+29,

Earth Plaster  & Sculpting Feb 5+6.

 

 


April – Sept
, 2017  INTERNSHIPS
Attend one month or more. A great opportunity to learn skills, live in community and be with nature !  Join in the crew as an Intern, 1/2 Pay Worktrader or WWoofer. Each month will included a mix of resilient living & natural building skills, community outreach,  gardening & grounds.

  • APRIL  – VOLUNTEERS/ WOOFERS welcomed.
  • MAY INTERNSHIP  / 1/2 Pay Work Trade / Wwoof   
  • JUNE INTERNSHIP  / 1/2 Pay Work Trade / Wwoof
  • JULY  INTERNSHIP & 1/2 Pay Work Trade only          
  • AUGUST INTERNSHIP / 1/2 Pay Work Trade / Wwoof
    SEPTEMBER INTERNSHIP / WORKTRADE / WWOOF

                                                      The LATEST ! 

Blogpost on Earth Plaster, Cob & Earth Oven Workshop
Photos & writing by Jacquelyn Baker  5/28-29/2016

I worked alongside an Irishman and his wife, by some strange coincidence, and asked them endless questions about my upcoming trip to Ireland.

Earth Plaster on the Hobbit Sauna

Strawbale Studio Podcast: INTERVIEW by Permaculture Realized Podcast 
Facebook Photo Album

Building Inspiration: The Strawbale Studio

Interview  by:   Alternative Homes Today  Photos by Deanne Bednar

Building Inspiration: Deanne Bednar and The Strawbale Studio

Ross writes: A few years ago I left my cubicle and headed to southern Oregon for a 9-day course in natural building, and my view of home construction would never be the same. The traditional techniques being taught displayed the wisdom of centuries past, simpler …

CONTINUE READING for cool pictures … and see what this has to do with the Strawbale Studio !

A happy group on the Rocket Stove - Potluck tour 7-2014

Tour of Rocket Stove during Full Moon Potluck

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Rocket Stove Workshop

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Earth Plastering the Hobbit Sauna !

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Natural Building helps us connect again to our local natural environment,
to our own intuitive and innate creativity, and to each other.
It helps us to shift from an industrial, and often toxic building process
to one that is affordable, empowering, community-building and life-affirming.
We are co-creating ~ learning to dance in balance with nature

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Sustaining this work  ~Yes, I would love to  DONATE !

You can also  visit Strawbale Studio’s original site (a.k.a. “Deanne’s Brain Space”) here: http://www.strawbale.pbworks.com/  

  Report Slideshow

http://strawbale.pbworks.com/w/page/71410870/2013%20Slideshow%20and%20Report

 https://picasaweb.google.com/ecoartdb/2013StrawbaleStudioProgram?authuser=0&feat=directlink

archived internship page: internships  

Additional Opportunities around the world

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