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SEPTEMBER INTERNSHIP 2020

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SEPTEMBER INTERNSHIP 9-2020       September Intern Photo Album CALENDAR September 1 Intern arrival. Shane & Levi, Ellie, Cy. Sept 3 Angela, Sept 6, Haley. Haley – ½ Pay Worktrader 10 hr/week…

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Fiot 500: The Retrofidition!

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FIOT 500: The Retrofidition A blog post by Jack Chase I have previously asked myself, “Would I not be more environmentally conscious if I retrofitted a building rather than building…

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July 2020 Internship Week 2 ACTIVITIES

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2020-7 Week 2 Report July 9-16 July Gallery Photos.   Blog 4 : “Lessons within Lessons” by Intern Jack Chase. Natural Building: Jack starts his Earth Block Scale Model, Round Pole…

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July 2020 Internship Week 1 ACTIVITIES

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JULY 2020 WEEK 1 ~ Internship ACTIVITIES & PHOTO ALBUM Within these “covid times” there is an engaging internship here at Strawbale Studio with ONE intern, Jack Chase. We have…

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Foraging is Permaculture

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Foraging Is Permaculture A blog post by Jack Chase  July Internship – Week 1 Thank you for happening upon this blog and for reading this post. This post describes the…

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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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