Upcoming Events

CANDLE-making & Natural Holiday Gifts

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

ENJOY Beeswax candle dipping + crafting natural holiday gifts! This re-occurring craft class is offered on Nov 19, Dec 3, Dec 4 & Dec 10. CANDLE-MAKING & NATURAL HOLIDAY GIFTS Settle in . . . relax and enjoy the aroma and rhythm of Candle dipping ~ with wax made by local bees. Receive the gift […]

$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

CANDLE-MAKING & NATURAL HOLIDAY GIFTS

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

ENJOY Beeswax candle dipping + crafting natural holiday gifts! This re-occurring craft class is offered on Nov 19, Dec 3, Dec 4 & Dec 10. CANDLE-MAKING & NATURAL HOLIDAY GIFTS Settle in . . . relax and enjoy the aroma and rhythm of Candle dipping ~ with wax made by local bees. Receive the gift […]

$40

LEARNING TOUR at the Stawbale Studio

See the enchanting buildings with Thatched & Living roofs, plus Earth Oven, Rocket Stoves, Rumford Fireplace .. on lovely wooded rural land. Strawbale Studio LEARNING TOUR Come 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 […]

CANDLE-MAKING & NATURAL HOLIDAY GIFTS

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

ENJOY Beeswax candle dipping + crafting natural holiday gifts! This re-occurring craft class is offered on Nov 19, Dec 3, Dec 4 & Dec 10. CANDLE-MAKING & NATURAL HOLIDAY GIFTS Settle in . . . relax and enjoy the aroma and rhythm of Candle dipping ~ with wax made by local bees. Receive the gift […]

$40

2023 WINTERNSHIP

2023 WINTERNSHIP  JANUARY 5 - FEBRUARY 5 During this unique and experiential month-long program participants will be living, learning and working together ~ while learning a wide range of skills! Experience * Natural Building & Sustainability Classes and Hands-on. * Enrichment Activities such as spoon-making and fermenting. * Healthy, tasty meals * A connection with […]

$425 – $950

EARTH PLASTER & SCULPTING Jan 7 & 8, 2023

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

Learn the joy of Earth Plastering … and try your hand at sculpting with local subsoil earth!  Natural earthen plasters can be used in a variety of applications to beautify and naturalize existing dwellings, a future strawbale home or create sculptures, benches & even Earth Ovens!  Apply plasters indoors in the cozy main house onto […]

$50 – $120

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