Congratulations to this month’s free workshop winner Sarah L. from Nova Scotia, Canada for winning a free seven-day, comprehensive straw bale workshop! She will be joining us in El Dorado Springs, Missouri in April. Here’ s a little bit about Sarah in her own words.
I’m actually from Germany, married to a Canadian and we just came back to Canada and are planning on settling down somewhere in Nova Scotia. I’ve always liked to build things and decided to go to architecture school, but after I graduated I felt misplaced in the architecture world. I liked most of what I learned, but designing hospitals and train stations was not for me. I started traveling, I worked on farms, in tourism and every once in a while I helped with renovations or worked on small construction projects. I love to work with my hands and to build in an environmentally friendly way. Using straw bales seems like a fantastic way of doing that and I’m very excited to learn more.
My plan for the future is definitely to build my own straw bale house, but maybe also convincing and helping others to build their dream home. I’m super excited to get the opportunity to build a home for somebody in a group of people, having a lot of fun and learning more about straw bale construction.