- January 8 – Feb 8, 2017
Be part of a living, building, community!
Live & Learn Natural Building & Sustainable Living Skills in a beautiful rural wooded setting 1 hour north of Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. This 30-day program is built around four weekend workshops which are also open to the public. Students will help prepare and participate in these workshops on Thatching, Round Pole, Rocket Stove & Earth Plaster. The Winternship Program will also include classes in natural building design, and a wide variety of sustainable skills.
- Scheduled Events for the month
Jan 14-15, 2017 Thatching & Reed Collection
Jan 20+21, 2017 Round Pole Framing
Jan 28+29, 2017 Rocket Stove & Fire
Feb 5+6, 2017 Earth Plaster & Sculpting
Jan 11 Permaculture Meetup
Jan 12 Full Moon Potluck and Bonfire
CLASSES in Design, Framing Techniques, Code +
SUSTAINABLE SKILLS such as fermenting kombucha, sourdough, composting, whittling, earth oven / haybox cooking and more.
2017 Winternship Program will be similar to previous years. Click links below !
2016 Winternship Activities List
Winternship 2016: Thatching
Winternship 2016: Week 1
2015 Winternship Outline & Schedule
Winternship 2015 Blog & Pics
Deanne Bednar will be the primary teacher. Background: Natural Building since 1996. Studied and teaches with the Cob Cottage Company . Illustrated 3 books on natural building : The Hand-Sculpted House, The Cobbers Companion, The Natural Plaster Book. Previous life – art teacher, sustainable futures teacher at middle school level. Masters in Social Ecology. Loves earth, thatching, foraging, music & permaculture !
Guest Teachers include Micah Lindquist, teaching round pole & carpentry, Chris McClellan, code presentation.
FEE (GREEN EXCHANGE)
Internships: $950/ month or just $850/month if prepaid 1 month in advance.
1/2 Pay Worktrade is also available. $475 or $425 paid 1 month in advance. Contribute 10 hours of help toward infrastructure, such as office, grounds, repair.
Both options include room, food, materials & training. All participants take part in cooking & household.
There is no WWoofing during the Winternship, because it is such an intensive learning experience.
Call or text Deanne 248 497 4088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate interest or ask questions.
EXPECTATIONS for living and working together. READ OVER to see if it is a fit for you
DETAILS on Worktrade & Wwoofing