Natural Building

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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July 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…

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STRAWBALE / COB BENCH- Collaboration between RCAH/MSU & Peckham of E. Lansing

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Bench Making from natural materials ! This project is a  collaboration of Steve Baibaks art studio at the Residential College of Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University. East Lansing,…

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2019 Winternship – guest blogger, Rob Zverina

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The 2019 Winternship was awesome, with wonderful intern and weekend workshop participants.   Here is a sense of it through the eyes of Rob Zverina who attended with his wife…

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Building a Light Straw-Clay House

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Building a Light Clay Straw House   http://www.theyearofmud.com/2012/03/01/light-clay-straw-house/     by Jacob Schmidt   This is an introduction to light clay straw construction (a.k.a. “straw-clay”). In the summer of 2010, I started construction…

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Winternship Blogs: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 !

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Winternships over the years …..   2014 Winternship Blog by Kirsten Pope,Wintern.   2015 Winternship Blog by Nana Ferdnance   2016 Winternship Blog by Dougg Reith   “Best. Experience. Ever.” …

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Earth Plaster & Cob / Earth Oven Workshops

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  Blog by participant, Jacquelyn Baker … click on link for her original post & pics. Natural Building Workshop: Building community, empowering people, connecting to earth This weekend I savored the…

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MOTOWN Movement

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3 fabulous young architects from the Netherlands come to Detroit to follow a dream … transforming an urban home sustainably.  Bob Hendrikx, Dominik Lukkes, Ronen Dan They visited the Strawbale…

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MSU Strawbale Wall Installation

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    This unique project was a collaboration of many folks, woven into one inspiring and joyful project sited at the MSU Botanical Gardens. This Strawbale Wall Project is called…

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Empower Youth to Create Change

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The Strawbale Studio program wants to make building & natural skills available to youth and young adults. What your donation will do.  Consider a one-time contribution, or a micro-donation monthly.

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Gibbs Center – Sustainable Projects

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  Students from the Gibbs Center ~ who live together and do fabulous sustainability projects ~ came to the Strawbale Studio for a program to learn additional skills to take back…

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