May was a rich month-long internship with LP, Sienna, Grant, Aubri & Sydney! It was such a full time …. of Natural Building / Sustainable Living Classes & Hands-on, Work trade, Activities, and a variety of Enrichments.
LP arrived in mid April as a Wwoofer, helping out in many ways: clearing and beautifying the area surrounding the house, helping bring a number of household techie things to resolution, giving support on website improvements, and more!
Sienna connected with Strawbale Studio about the May Internship, and brought in with her Grant~ her partner, Aubri~ her sister, and Sydney, a long-time friend of Grants’. So, adding in LP, this group of 5 amazing humans became a team, a tribe for the month. They shared projects, work, food, and much fun and laughter!
Gratitude to each for their bright spirits, eager learning & help, and for the many, many contributions to my life and Strawbale Studio that they made during this rich time together !
This Google Albumshares images of our time together. More photos and descriptions to come.
Below is Chronology of many of the May 2022 Internship experiences at Strawbale Studio!
WEEK 1 INTERN ACTIVITIES
Intern arrival! Settle in, figure out rooms, tiny tour. Enrich
Orientation Packet, and Strawbale Studio Folder of handouts. Receive & go over.
Schedule for daily cooking & cleaning.
Tour of house and walk the land,.
Tour of Strawbale Studio buildings.
exploration of earth plaster, foundation, general.
Mass & Insulation, fire combustion qualities.
Compost Furnace basics.
Fire placement in hot dry climates, in cold climates.
SBS exterior bench. Shallow foundation.
Lava Rock, pumice qualities.
Design of Stump-Table.
see Rocket Mass Heater.
Earth Oven models,
Rumford Stove principles. Staying warm at night.
Overview of Building Process.
CLASSES & HANDS-ON NATURAL BUILDING
Earth Plaster and Cob Class & Hands-on
Test soil by hand & shake test.& make a Test Pookie. Explore dried Test Pookies