Welcome to Strawbale Studio’s new website !  

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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 !

Located in S.E. Michigan, the Strawbale Studio Program offers educational workshops , internships, volunteer opportunities, presentations, exhibits & tours.

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               Some of the upcoming Special Events & Workshops

Thatching Natural Cottage Project 2012 (2)

Natural Cottage Project 2012

 Please see the Full CALENDAR  for all Activities & Opportunities

July 11- 24     The 2 Week NATURAL COTTAGE BUILD
14 day complete course held in beautiful Chagrin Falls, OH 

Aug 8–14   NATURAL BUILDING SKILLS at Strawbale Studio
~ 1 week Intensive with the Natural Cottage Project & MI Folk School.

Aug 22 & Sept 6 ~ 2-part FOREST ASSESSMENT Class with Forester, Rick McAvinchy.

Internship / Worktrade.   August, Sept. through Mid October

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  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


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


Sustaining this work  ~ 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/  

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