Sustainable Living Skills

NATURAL EARTH PLASTER & SCULPTED WALLS Workshop

MICHIGAN FOLK SCHOOL 7734 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 7734 Plymouth Rd,, Ann Arbor, MI

Oct. 1 & 2, 2022.  Sat & Sun 9:30a to 5p at MICHIGAN FOLK SCHOOL outside Ann Arbor, MI. NATURAL EARTH PLASTER & SCULPTED WALLS Workshop.  See the above link for details and REGISTRATION.

$245.00

NATURAL EARTH PLASTER & SCULPTED WALLS

MICHIGAN FOLK SCHOOL 7734 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 7734 Plymouth Rd,, Ann Arbor, MI

REGISTRATION + info + photos.  Click here!

$245

October 2022 WWOOFING / WORKTRADE

2691 Noble Rd. Oxford, MI Private Residence 2691 Noble, Oxford, MI

Live on-site, while contributing to the buildings and grounds at Strawbale Studio! 25 hours of work per week in exchange for room, board, and 2 sustainable skill classes per week. Projects include creating new sheet mulch garden (Lazangna Gardening), harvesting and preserving food, beauty and order in existing buildings & landscape maintenance.  Also experience enrichment […]

Free

OCT 22, 2022 LEARNING TOUR at Strawbale Studio!

2691 Noble Rd. Oxford, MI Private Residence 2691 Noble, Oxford, MI

See the enchanting buildings with Thatched & Living roofs, plus Earth Oven, Rocket Stoves, Rumford Fireplace .. on lovely wooded rural land. Strawbale Studio LEARNING TOUR See the enchanting buildings with thatched & living roofs, earth oven, rocket stove, rumford fireplace. Structures include the Strawbale Studio, Hobbit Sauna, Middle Earth. On lovely rural land 1 […]

$20

SPOON CARVING for beginners!

2691 Noble Rd. Oxford, MI Private Residence 2691 Noble, Oxford, MI

Discover the JOY of CARVING! Learn the basics of whittling that can be applied to a variety of projects! This is a skill to last a lifetime :) We will be carving in the cozy Strawbale Studio with a woodstove. (see photo below) In this class we will do skill-building on a simple project....a wooden […]

$35 – $40

CANDLE-Making & Natural Holiday Gifts !

2691 Noble Rd. Oxford, MI Private Residence 2691 Noble, Oxford, MI

Settle in . . . relax and enjoy the aroma and rhythm of Candle dipping ~ with wax made by local bees. Receive the gift of warmth for yourself, perhaps invite a friend or family member to share the experience. This popular class is being offered several times. Choose the date that fits for you. […]

$40

LEARNING TOUR at the Strawbale Studio Land

2691 Noble Rd. Oxford, MI Private Residence 2691 Noble, Oxford, MI

See the enchanting buildings with Thatched & Living roofs, plus Earth Oven, Rocket Stoves, Rumford Fireplace .. on lovely wooded rural land. Strawbale Studio LEARNING TOUR See the enchanting buildings with thatched & living roofs, earth oven, rocket stove, rumford fireplace. Structures include the Strawbale Studio, Hobbit Sauna, Middle Earth. On lovely rural land 1 […]

$20

ROUND POLE FRAMING 2-Day Workshop Jan. 14 & 15, 2023

2691 Noble Rd. Oxford, MI Private Residence 2691 Noble, Oxford, MI

ROUND POLE Framing ~ The Basics, Hands-on!   Enjoy the satisfaction of working, hands-on, with round pole wood harvested from the woods. January 14th & 15th, 2023 at 9:30 – 5, Sun 9:30 – 5p Learn hands-on basics and principles of construction of round pole framing for small structure ! Tour thatched roofs & round pole […]

$55 – $120

THATCHED ROOF 2-Day WORKSHOP Jan 21 & 22, 2023

2691 Noble Rd. Oxford, MI Private Residence 2691 Noble, Oxford, MI

THATCHED ROOF 2 Day workshop  Jan 21 & 22, 2023 9:30a to 5:00p Saturday & Sunday Yes ! Thatching in Michigan ! Explore this beautiful, ecological, insulative & long-lasting roof system during this 2-day workshop. The Strawbale Studio roof was thatched before the turn of the century ...in 1998 ...and is still sound & beautiful. […]

$55 – $120

FIRE! ROCKET STOVE & EARTH OVEN Hands-on Workshop Jan 28 & 29, 2023

2691 Noble Rd. Oxford, MI Private Residence 2691 Noble, Oxford, MI

Create useful heat efficiently from local materials ! Tour the buildings & Stoves on site, Hands-on: mockup of combustion unit, mixing cob & finish plaster, make a model of an Earth Oven and a Rocket Cooker. Principles of construction, code.  Bring a bag lunch. Also experience a Rumford Fireplace, Rocket Stove Cooker, and see Hay […]

$80 – $150