Upcoming Events

OCT Worktrade & Sustainable Skills Program

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

Worktrade & Sustainable Skills Program Oct 3-30, 2023.  Oxford, Michigan USA 1 hr N of Detroit. Enjoy this enriching experience of living on the land at Strawbale Studio ! Help create & maintain Strawbale Studio buildings & grounds ~ while learning many sustainable living skills along the way! 2 hands-on classes taught each week, such […]

CANDLE-MAKING & Holiday Gifts ~ Sun. Dec 3, 2023

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

CANDLE-MAKING & Hand-made Holiday Gifts . . from Nature ! 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, and you may want to invite a family member or friend to join you in this experience. We will […]

$26 – $55

CANDLE-MAKING & Holiday Gifts ~ Sat. Dec 9, 2023

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

CANDLE-MAKING & Holiday Gifts from Nature ~ Dec 9, 2023 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, and you may want to invite a family member or friend to join you in this experience. We will […]

$27 – $55

LEARNING TOUR @ Strawbale Studio Dec 10, 2023 10a-12p

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

STRAWBALE STUDIO TOUR– See the enchanting buildings with thatched & living roofs, earth oven, Strawbales & Earth Plasters, ROCKET STOVE mass heater, Rumford Fireplace. Structures include the Strawbale Studio, Hobbit Sauna, Middle Earth. On lovely rural land 1 hour North of Detroit. Questions invited! Ask questions during the tour! Note:) Each tour has a WORKSHOP […]

$20

CANDLE-MAKING & Holiday Gifts ~ Sun. Dec 10, 2023

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

CANDLE-MAKING & Hand-made Holiday Gifts . . from Nature ! December 10, 2023. Sunday 1-5p 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, and you may want to invite a family member or friend to join you […]

$20 – $45

2024 WINTERNSHIP @ Strawbale Studio ~ Jan 7 – Feb 7, 2024

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

2024 Winternship at Strawbale Studio January 7 – Feb 7, 2024 Live on-site and Learn Natural Building Skills! This live-in 4-Week adventure includes lessons in natural building plus hands-on classes in earth plaster, round pole, thatching, rocket stove and earth oven.  Enjoy the company of others and experience the Strawbale Studio, Hobbit Sauna, Middle Earth […]

$475 – $1250

THATCHED ROOF 2-Day WORKSHOP Jan 13 & 14, 2024

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

THATCHED ROOF 2 Day workshop  Jan 13 & 14, 2024 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

ROUND POLE Framing Basics! Jan 20 + 21, 2024

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

ROUND POLE Framing ~ The Basics, Hands-on!   Enjoy the satisfaction of working, hands-on, with round pole wood harvested from the woods. January 20 & 21, 2024  9:30a – 5p both days. Learn hands-on basics and principles of construction of round pole framing for small structure ! Tour thatched roofs & round pole structures on site, […]

$50 – $120

Fire! ROCKET STOVE & EARTH OVEN workshop Jan 27-28, 2024

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

Create useful heat efficiently from local materials ! JANUARY 27 & 28, 2024  9:30 am - 5p each day. Tour the buildings & Stoves on site, Hands-on: brick mockup of combustion unit, mixing cob & finish plaster, Make a 1/4 scale model of an Earth Oven.  Learn Principles of construction, code.  Lots of Books & […]

$75 – $150

Earth Plaster & Sculpting

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

Earth Sculpting is completely connected to the land, and throughout time and traditions people have used earth to create beauty and practical items. Earth Ovens, Cob homes and buildings,Benches, Sculptures. The class will be held in the cozy Strawbale Studio or main house according to the weather, and you will be surrounded by "Sculpted Space"! […]

$40.00 – $50.00