Welcome to the STRAWBALE STUDIO, Oxford, MI.
- educational workshops , internship & worktrade volunteer opportunities, presentations, exhibits & tours. Videos & Photos Slideshow
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 !
Please see the Full CALENDAR for all Activities
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:
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
- JANUARY 2018 WINTERNSHIP Similar to previous years:
The LATEST !
Blogpost on Earth Plaster, Cob & Earth Oven Workshop
Photos & writing by Jacquelyn Baker 5/28-29/2016
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 !
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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
You can also visit Strawbale Studio’s original site (a.k.a. “Deanne’s Brain Space”) here: http://www.strawbale.pbworks.com/
Report & Slideshow
archived internship page: internships
Additional Opportunities around the world
- Cob Building Project in Spain, spring & summer 2016: Call for volunteers Contact Robert ralcock at clientes.euskaltel.es.