Strawbale House Build in Ann Arbor ~ lead by Andrew Morrison

Strawbale Build with Andrew Morrison. Selena Lucas home in Ann Arbor

Strawbale House Build in Ann Arbor ~ lead by Andrew Morrison

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Happy people cutting a straw baleJuly 21 – 27, 2019 was an adventurous week doing straw bale infill construction on the new home of Selena Lucas outside Ann Arbor, Michigan .  Andrew Morrison was the instructor, and I, Deanne, was a student and helper for the week along with 25 or so others.  Some old friends, some new friends there.  This is me and Jeff Tenza who became an intern at Strawbale Studio.

Some familiar techniques, some new techniques! Andrews style of strawbale construction is based on covering the bales with chicken wire, then lime plaster.  This is a different process than the Strawbale Studio with no wire, and earthen plasters.  So that was interesting to learn.

Great folks, food, fun, work !  I included several articles written by local newspapers and another participant.  They give the story and the pictures from different angles, so you might like peeking at them.  I also included an article with a 1 min video about a strawbale house constructed by U of M students with the leadership of Joe Trumpey.

Deanne’s Google Photo Album from the week.

Inspiring story of how these classes impact peoples lives ! Great pictures.
A wonderful interview and a few photos of the Strawbale Build.
Inspiring story of how these classes impact peoples lives ! Great pictures.
The Impact Hub  article and photos.
“What the Three Little Pigs knew all along!”
in this Inspirational Article from Strawbale.com
Another straw bale project in Ann Arbor, Michigan

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