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Straw Bale Workshop in Vermont: July 2015!

by Going Slowly

We are thrilled to announce that we'll be hosting a straw bale building workshop on our homestead this summer from July 13th to 19th! We invite you to join us in learning and building with our friend and teacher, Andrew Morrison of Together, we'll enclose the beautiful roundwood timberframe workshop we built in the summer of 2013!

Tyler Cleaning Snow off the Grindbygg

The cost of tuition is currently reduced, and we're not sure how long the sale will last—we encourage you to sign up now! To see what you'll have to look forward to, here is a video of a workshop we attended in Rhode Island earlier this year.

PS: For those of you who are anxious to see the progress on our house, here's something to tide you over until we get caught up:

Our Homestead, Covered in Snow Off Grid Cottage Kitchen in Progress First Fire in Morso 1440 Wood Stove


It's a bummer that we gonna be in Europe when the class will be given next year. This is a kind of skills I'd like to get my hands on.

On another note, I wandered around your pictures. You have a house!

Wait for it...


You ARE there! :-)
Posted by Carl on December 3rd, 2014 at 11:10 PM
It's incredible to see all the progress you've done with the house. I wish here in Europe we can also do things like this, but lot of laws and high land prices make it impossible :P
Posted by Felix on December 4th, 2014 at 3:31 AM
A straw bale workshop on your land?! That's tempting:)

Just caught up on all your photos. Everything looks amazing! I think the wood burring stove is my favorite. It's adorable.
Posted by Natasha on December 4th, 2014 at 7:50 AM
Carl - Too bad you guys won't be around! And yes, we ARE there. Sort of. It's quite the construction zone, but yes, we are in the house!

Felix - Thank you so much! I guess it depends on where in Europe you are? There are loads of people doing really cool natural building projects in Europe!

Natasha - DOOOO it. You know you want to. xoxoxoxox
Posted by Tara on December 4th, 2014 at 10:13 AM
My heart skipped a beat at that shot of your kitchen! So close!
Posted by Tara on December 5th, 2014 at 12:58 AM
Tara - well, I'm attracted by the idea of building something by myself based in CEBs (strawbale are also other option), but land prices here in Spain are really high (based in our actual income), so right now the best option is to learn from brave people like you, and wait for the best oportunity to start ;)
Posted by Felix on December 5th, 2014 at 7:23 AM
Oh what a Tease those pics of the house are!!! Glad to know you are IN tho!! Congrats!
Posted by Anne on December 6th, 2014 at 6:16 AM
Was a little worried about you guys. The house is great. Stay warm this winter. Please visit us if you're in Ohio.We'd love to visit with you.
Posted by joanne on December 6th, 2014 at 6:16 PM
The walls and the timber look so gorgeous together. Beautiful work, guys! I would love to be able to take the straw bale workshop, though I may not be able to because of the timing. But if I ever needed inspiration to build something like that, you've certainly provided it!!
Posted by Mari Stuart on December 8th, 2014 at 1:06 PM
If I could afford it, I'd so be there. You guys and Andrew are all minor heroes of mine. But, due to my current situation, I'll have to wait for like ever. :(
Posted by Nathan on December 9th, 2014 at 8:55 AM
So glad to see you are in the house. I was a bit worried when there were no recent updates, but now I see how busy you have been. (I have been a lurker for years.) You guys are amazing!
Posted by Linda on December 11th, 2014 at 8:38 AM
My jaw literally dropped when I saw the pictures of the inside of your house!! How amazing!!
Posted by maddie on December 12th, 2014 at 8:34 PM
Hey T & T,
So happy to see you're finally out of the camper for winter!
Heating the house will be so much better with the nice wood stove than the camper with the generator, no? Have you sold it yet? (...the camper?)

Have a great holiday season, you deserve it so much you 2 ! ! ! 🎅🎅🎅
David & Andrée
Posted by David B. on December 22nd, 2014 at 12:44 PM