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Natural Building & the Sustainable Arts

             

Click here to go to the NEW Website & Calendar !

              CALENDAR

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             The Strawbale Studio introduces a season of natural building skillshops. 

We are co-creating with the natural world and learning to come together in community ...

joyfully  becoming more skillful in living & building in deeper harmony with the greater whole.

                                    (or hey, just come to throw around some mud!)

 

                            Office Hours     10 a - 1 p  Tuesday & Thursdays.  

 

Registration & information on deposits, discounts, & worktrade        Archived Calendar  

 

       Attend an event . . .Create an activity for your group. . . or become an intern !

   

2008 and earlier  2009

 

 Highlighted Activities ~ Scroll down for full Schedule & details 

 

  July 13 – 26, 2013 at the Strawbale Studio

 Building the HOBBIT SAUNA of strawbale & cob. 

 See details below !  Revised program. Check it out. 

 

  September 28 – October 11, 2013  in Tennessee 

  Building the EXPANDED Cob and Timber Cottage

 

 

                                   See below for details on all these and OTHER events!

 

NEW INTERNSHIP PROGRAM  WOOFERS also welcomed. 

Come aboard as an Strawbale Studio Intern or Worktrader.  

Click on link for details, dates & Application Form. 

Tours Pre-arranged tours of the Strawbale Studio and small out-buildings on this land plus many other sustainable elements of this place: greenhouse, worm composting, solar oven, earth oven, rocket stove & more.  Donation appreciated.

Create an Activity for your group   Create an event for your interest or group!  Earth Oven?  Earth Sculpting?  Fairy Tea Party?  Make a Labyrinth, or learn Earth Sculpting.  Call to set up an activity.

Explore these options and more, for youth and adults. 

 Full Moon Potluck & Bonfire. Come explore the Strawbale Studio at our monthly Donations gratefully accepted.

 

 

          

                        Full SCHEDULE details 
 

                 Yellow = At the Strawbale Studio located 1 hour north of Detroit on wooded rural land. 

                 Blue = Strawbale Studio presentations at other locations.    Pink = Other Regional Events 

 

  Archived Calendar   for 2013 and before

 

                              June 2013   

 

June 7  2013    

First Friday Volunteer Day

Be part of the team that supports the Strawbale Studio ! Help out, and also get a tour & free mini-class !  

10:30a - 12p Tour of Natural Buildings. 12:30 - 4p Volunteer Activities,  4 - 5p Earth Plastering mini-class.  Bring a bag lunch, dress for the weather, RSVP at least 1 day in advance with your name, city, phone & email to ecoartdb at gmail.com or call 248 628 1887

 

June 8th & 9th  2013      9:00am  -  5:00pm 

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Round Pole Timber Framing: Building a Solar Powered Outdoor Kitchen  

Be part of the construction of an outdoor kitchen at Roots to Fruits research farm in rural Clarkston. This solar powered outdoor kitchen adjoins a walkout basement, earthbag root cellar, and will be home to rocket cooking stoves, food prep area and cob bench seating. Learn how to harvest, debark, notch & attach round poles. We'll explore the design principles of round pole timber framing, discuss ecological woodland management, and proper tree selection.

 This is a very practical skill for many projects: earth oven roofs, chicken coops, small cottages & more.   Price: $100 early-bird price for both days prepaid 2 weeks in advance.  $150 after that with RSVP.   LIMITED CLASS SIZE—ONLY 12 SLOTS—Register Early to save your place and get the early-bird discount.  Bring a bag lunch for Saturday.  Vegetarian dinner (sat) and lunch (sun), snack and drinks will be provided. Pay an extra $5 for sourdough pizza party on Sunday night. All food prepared from local, organic ingredients.  DETAILS & REGISTRATION 

 

 

June 23, 2013 Sunday 6-10 pm  click on link for details.  Tour available.
2013 FULL MOON Potluck and Bonfire

 

                              July 2013     

 

July 5  2013    

First Friday Volunteer Day

Be part of the team that supports the Strawbale Studio ! Help out, and also get a tour & free mini-class !  

10:30a - 12p Tour of Natural Buildings. 12:30 - 4p Volunteer Activities,  4 - 5p Min-class TBD.   Bring a bag lunch, dress for the weather, RSVP at least 1 day in advance with your name, city, phone & email to ecoartdb at gmail.com or call 248 628 1887

   

Revision:  The Strawbale Hobbit Sauna  2 week workshop                

July 13 – 26, 2013

Oxford, Michigan

 

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From 2013 Blog
 This workshop has changed its parameters ! Read on.

 

Appropriate for beginner & experienced alike, this course will give  skills that can be applied to any new or existing home or structure !

 

Learn the basic techniques of natural building as we construct an enchanting cabin-sized sauna building.   We will integrate a stone foundation, straw bale walls, cob wall with a door arch, round pole &  dimensional framing, window & door framing, a living roof and  earth plaster basics.

 

Camping on the land, outdoor showers, vegetarian food.

 

Location: Held on beautiful rural wooded land 1 hour north of  Detroit, Michigan.  See thatched buildings, earth oven, rocket stove cookers and mass heater on site (and more !)

 

Instructor: This course is now being presented by the Strawbale Studio Natural Building Program, with primary instructor, Deanne Bednar, illustrator of the Hand-Sculpted House Book.  Bio  

 

Fee:  $880 full price or $400 Work Trader* price  (assist an extra 5 days and during the workshop) and further discounts for past participants. 

 

Registration or information:  strawbalestudio.org   Deanne: ecoartdb@gmail.com  248 628 1887 

 

 

 

July 22  2013 Monday 6-10 pm  click on link for details.  Tour available.
2013 FULL MOON Potluck and Bonfire

 

 

                                August 2013          

 

August 2  2013    

First Friday Volunteer Day

Be part of the team that supports the Strawbale Studio !  1pm Helping Activity (TBD according to our needs & the weather), 4:30 - 6p Tour & mini-class relating to our activity that day. 

Bring a snack & water bottle for yourself,, dress for the weather, RSVP at least 1 day in advance with your name, city, phone & email to ecoartdb at gmail.com or call 248 628 1887

 

August 20  2013 Tuesday 6-10 pm  click on link for details.  Tour available.
2013 FULL MOON Potluck and Bonfire 

 

                              September 2013      

 

September date TBC  

Rocket Stove workshop - learn what you need to design and construct your own 

rocket stove cooker or heated bench.  Principles, hands-on (mock up a model of

the burn chamber), learn to mix cob, and fire up a cooker and a heated bench.  

$45 prepaid 2 weeks in advance or $60 at the door with RSVP (make sure there is room in the class.  Scholarships available.   

 

September 18, 2013 Wednesday. 6-10 pm  click on link for details.  Tour available.

2013 FULL MOON Potluck and Bonfire

 

September 28 – October 11, 2013, 

Building the EXPANDED Cob and Timber Cottage

Woodbury, Tennessee

 

  TN cob cottage

Learn to build a full-size cob cottage, including: mixing cob by both feet-power and tractor, framing a round-pole roof, installing a living roof, plumbing and wiring in cob, foundation options, how to install windows and doors, and building a timber framed porch with   square timbers, all at this start-to-finish construction workshop.  Instructors:Deanne Bednar, Christina Ott, Chris McClellan & Sarah Highland. 

Info & Registration:  www.naturalcottageproject.com


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                              October 2013      

 

Bioneers Detroit Conference   Don't miss this great sustainable living event !

October 18 - 20, 2013

 

 

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