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Natural Building & Sustainable Skills Program @ Strawbale Studio
September 2-28, 2023 Oxford, Michigan USA 1 hr N of Detroit.
During this 4 week live-in Program at Strawbale Studio experience a variety of natural building skills through classes and hands-on: Foundation, Round pole framing, Thatched & Living Roof, Strawbale walls, Earth Plaster & Cob. Learn to fire up the Rocket Stove, Rumford Fireplace and the Earth Oven (for pizza!. Enrichment includes Mushroom fruiting on inoculated logs, foraging and more.
$1250 /or $950 2 weeks in advance. Included are classes, training & enrichment plus room & board. Some ½ pay worktrade available
Instructor: Deanne Bednar. 1996, trained with Cob Cottage Co. 1981 MA Social Ecology. 2003-present, Coordinator/ Instructor at Strawbale Studio: enchanting building & projects: thatched + living roofs, round pole, strawbale walls with earth plasters, rocket stoves, foraging. Illustrated The Hand-Sculpted House, Cobbers Companion & Natural Plaster Book.