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My Latest Blog Entries Are Below

Congratulations to Two FREE Workshops Winners!

Just a quick note to say congratulations to Kelly B. and Penelope C. who have both won a free workshop with me this year. I’ll have two more drawings this year so be sure to register your name for a chance to win. You can get signed up at Kelly will be joining us […]

A Summary of the Tennesee Workshop

What a great week. As always, the workshop was really fun and very successful. One of the participants said it perfectly: “I got everything I wanted from the workshop, and more.” I was so grateful to everyone in this workshop for all of their hard work and dedication. We had some issues along the way […]

A Sacred Space Built in Texas

During the workshop in Hico, Texas, we built a beautiful and sacred meditation chamber for Donna and Charles. It was a special week and one I won’t forget for a long time, if at all. We began the week with Native American sweat lodge, a tradition that Charles and Donna have been living and learning […]

Straw Bale Construction and Women

It’s no secret that the construction industry is not exactly woman friendly. How many times have you heard the phrase “now listen little lady…” when talking about contractors or supply yard employees?  That may be a bit rich for reality, but my point is that it isn’t uncommon for women to be told, or simply […]

A Huge and Fun Workshop Completed in Montana

What a great week it was in Missoula. Okay, so the rain didn’t cooperate much, but everything else was a blast. This was a really big class. We had over 30 people on site and we accomplished a ton. This was a two story structure and right around 1500 SF. It was a challenge to […]

Moving a Straw Bale House

I just got an email from a man who wanted to know what I thought about moving a straw bale structure. He plans to use more modern techniques, but I imagine the same concerns would apply with either technique. My concerns are laid out below. I’d like to hear if anyone has experience with this […]