WINTERNSHIP 2017

  • January 8 – Feb 8, 2017 

                 Be part of a living, building, community!  
Live & Learn Natural Building & Sustainable Living Skills  in a beautiful rural wooded setting 1 hour north of Detroit,  Michigan, U.S.A.  This 30-day program is built around four weekend workshops which are also open to the public. Students will help prepare and participate in these workshops on Thatching, Round Pole, Rocket Stove & Earth Plaster. The Winternship Program will also include classes in natural building design, and a wide variety of sustainable skills.  

  • Scheduled Events for the month
        WORKSHOPS
    Jan 14-15, 2017   Thatching & Reed Collection
    Jan 20+21, 2017  Round Pole Framing
    Jan 28+29, 2017  Rocket Stove & Fire
    Feb 5+6, 2017      Earth Plaster  & Sculpting

    COMMUNITY EVENTS
    Jan 11  Permaculture Meetup
    Jan 12 Full Moon Potluck and Bonfire

    Other Activities
    CLASSES in Design, Framing Techniques, Code +
    SUSTAINABLE SKILLS such as fermenting kombucha, sourdough, composting,      whittling, earth oven / haybox cooking and more.

     

    COMPLETE COURSE OUTLINE 

2017 Winternship Program will be similar to previous years.  Click links below !
2016 Winternship Activities List
Winternship 2016: Thatching
Winternship 2016: Week 1
2015 Winternship Outline & Schedule
Winternship 2015 Blog & Pics

INSTRUCTORS
Deanne Bednar will be the primary teacher.  Background: Natural Building since 1996. Studied and teaches with the Cob Cottage Company .  Illustrated 3 books on natural building : The Hand-Sculpted House, The Cobbers Companion, The Natural Plaster Book.  Previous life –  art teacher, sustainable futures teacher at middle school level.  Masters in Social Ecology.  Loves earth, thatching, foraging, music & permaculture !
Guest Teachers include Micah Lindquist, teaching round pole & carpentry, Chris McClellan, code presentation.

FEE  (GREEN EXCHANGE)

Internships: $950/ month  or just $850/month  if prepaid 1 month in advance.
 1/2 Pay Worktrade is also available.  $475 or $425 paid 1 month in advance. Contribute 10 hours of help toward infrastructure, such as office, grounds, repair.

Both options include room, food, materials & training. All participants take part in cooking & household.

There is no WWoofing during the Winternship, because it is such an intensive learning experience.

CONTACT
 Call or text Deanne 248 497 4088 or email ecoartdb@gmail.com to indicate interest or ask questions.

Brief APPLICATION FORM

WHAT PAST INTERNS HAVE TO SAY

EXPECTATIONS for living and working together.  READ OVER to see if it is a fit for you🙂

DETAILS on Worktrade & Wwoofing

COMPLETE COURSE OUTLINE 

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