Yes the two straw bale houses are complete- and beautiful ones, if I may say. It’s official – Community Rebiulds’ interns completed two more delightful new additions to the local streetscape of Moab, Utah. Thanks to Community Rebuilds, our instructors, our apprentices, to the homeowners, and to my CR family – it’s been a blast!
We finished the straw bale houses few weeks ago, and I was a bit slow to get to my blog, but here I am. The crew of us at Community Rebuilds this semester – 14 interns, 2 apprentices, 2 instructors/lead builders finished two straw bale, earthen plaster, high efficient homes….in 5 months. If you are not sure what i am talking about, please go back to my previous post here, ‘Natural Builiding Intership with Community Rebuilds.
Here I am just posting a photo journal of the finished straw bale houses, for those of you who are keen. Community Rebuilds held an open house, which was a wonderful opportunity for all of us – the crew, the homeowners, the staff – to stand back, and celebrate altogether our combined accompishments. We had a well deserve champagne toast. We also received wonderful praise from the public which is always nice.
Did you think a straw bale, mud home could be so chic and groovy?! Please come take the virtual tour
First, meet the homeowners:
Stuart, Tamar & Ivy’s Home: River Sands Tour
David Casper’s Home: San Juan Tour
It was an outstanding journey. Thank you to Community Rebuilds founder Emily Niehaus for creating such an empowering program that is so crucial in this day of age in so many ways, and thank you Rikki Epperson for such a backbone to the organization. Thank you to all my fellow CR comrades. Peace and love, and a little bit of crazy.