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 …
STRAWBALE STUDIO has been featured in a number of wonderful publications and websites, including
- Earth, Art & Architecture. Mother Earth News Slideshow.
- Mother Earth News (photo illustration)
- DCat.net (photo illustration)
- A Michigan Energy Office case study (PDF)
- “The Art of Natural Building” Book, edited by Michael Smith
- “The Beauty of Strawbale” Book, by Bill & Athena Steen
- Alternative Homes Interview by Luke Rossman
Books Illustrated by Deanne Bednar
Curriculum: Global Ecovillage Project Collaboratively create
a model of an ecological community that is inspiring, fun, and restorative.
Videos & Slideshows relating to the Strawbale Studio Program
Presentation & Slideshow for the Farmington Unitarian church 3/12/2017
Blogpost on Earth Plaster, Cob & Earth Oven Workshop
Photos & writing by Jacquelyn Baker 5/28-29/2016
Phragmites Reed Collection for Thatched Roof by Petar Simic 1/2016
Deanne Bednar of the Strawbale Studio in Oxford, MI shows how to harvest Phragmites as reed for a thatched roof system. Thatched roof is a technique of roof building that has been used all….
PODCAST by “PERMACULTURE REALIZED “! Interview with Deanne Bednar about the formation of the Strawbale Studio & a variety of natural building techniques. 11/08/2015
FOX 2 NEWS Sustainability Segment on the Strawbale Studio May 15, 2015
Local Sustainability: RUMFORD FIREPLACE at Strawbale Studio OrionONTV By Susan Lovelace 2014
Local Sustainability: LIVING ROOF at the Strawbale Studio OrionONTV – By Susan Lovelace 2014 2
Local Sustainability: EARTH OVEN at the Strawbale Studio OrionONTV – By Susan Lovelace 2014
Foraged Brunch at the Strawbale Studio May 17, 2014 -Video Production: Justin Holmes
Music: Red Tailed Fox -Costa del Sol, Voices of the Lifestream, OC ReMix
Building Inspiration: Deanne Bednar and The Strawbale Studio Alternative Homes Interview by Luke Rossman.Aug. 2014
Thatch & Cob
Thatched Roof in the rain by Dana Driscoll 2014
Tara & Tylers pics of Thatching 2012
10 second Clay Stomping video by Abdul Al-Fraih !
The 2012 Natural Cottage Project ~ Retreat Cabin:
The Natural Cottage Project July 2012 ~ Miwa’s Blog
Fire and Stoves:
Kensington Kids Cottage ~ at the Kensington Metropark in Milford.-
Strawbale Studio & Activities
Video Production: Justin Holmes.
Photography: Deanne Bednar, Ruthie Lane, Chelsea Emery, Justin Holmes
Music: Red Tailed Fox – Costa del Sol, Voices of the Lifestream, OC ReMix-