Several individuals have moved their participation date from May to later workshops. As a result, I have several spots available in the May 7 day intensive straw bale workshop. The dates for the workshop are May 5 – 11. Obviously that is coming right up. If you are wondering whether this workshop is for you, please read on to hear what some of the April participants said about their experience. If you know you are ready to sign up, please click HERE to grab one of the last spots for May.
The April workshop was a huge success. I was amazed at how far along we got with the building and how much the participants were able to learn and employ. Even with two completely unexpected days of snowfall, we were able to fully bale, shape, and plaster (exterior scratch coat) the entire building. It looks fantastic and I am seriously impressed with the ability of the participants to execute what they learned.
I am happy to hear that my impression of the workshop was also held by those who attended. I have gotten lots of positive feedback, some of which I have shared with you here. Perhaps the greatest thing about learning hands on is the ability to ask questions as the project moves forward. Not just questions about what is being done on the workshop, but how those new skills and techniques would influence someone’s home design or construction. I was able to answer questions specific to each participant’s situation and plan for construction. Everything from how to run a job site, to which type of plaster is the best option for an individual’s climate and use.
Check out what some of the participants had to say:
“Thank you for offering this one-of-a-kind learning experience, it was truly worth our while to take the time for the workshop. There is no doubt we are now more confident to take on much of the straw bale building process ourselves and potentially save money in labor and costly mistakes with the knowledge we gained.”
Skip & Jenna F., Colorado
“Thanks so much for the tips on building with straw bales, the great healthy meals, and the generosity that your family offered. The workshop was a blast and I left there feeling extremely fulfilled with not only the building process with straw, but also the relationships that were made.
I feel very excited and confident about building our straw bale home in the near future. Again, thank you to you and your family for the learning experience and the great times had by all.”
-Milan M., Massachusetts
I know we both learned a lot. You really are a good teacher and you bring so much to the teaching of the techniques just because of the person you are. I do miss the whole feeling of being at your home site and having you come in for breakfast starting our day with humor and kind ways.
Karin K., Maine
With the amazing week with the folks in the April workshop behind me, I am now preparing for the May workshop which takes place May 5-11. I am excited to meet a new group of people and teach them what I know.
If you are interested in signing up, there are still a few spots left. Please click HERE to sign up. With only a few days left before the workshop, I don’t know how long the spots will last. If you have been wondering whether or not the workshop would be right for you, I hope that the words above help to convince you to make the trip. I hope to meet you soon and teach you what you really want to learn.