Community Rebuilds Straw bale internship – Utah

Community Rebuilds is a fantastic organisation operating in Utah and Colorado.

They replace dilapidated housing with super efficient straw bale homes, and use the build as a free training tool.

I built two houses with community rebuilds as an intern and as an apprentice/instructor. It truly shaped my future… and I had a lot of fun!

There are still spaces available for the upcoming builds, so if you think spending 4 months building a house for a low income family, in the most stunning scenery, with the most incredible people, sounds like fun… go here:

Straw Bale, Lime and clay on this stunning roundhouse

I recently helped Straw Works teach the natural building elements on this beautiful roundhouse built by Ben @ It was a fantastic 10 days that transformed the structure into an all encompassing structure. Massive thanks to Straw Works and all the wonderful course participants!

(And will be returning in July to run an earthen floor workshop)

round wood round house

The week began with the straw:

We then moved onto to preparing the bales for lime render on the outside and clay plaster on the inside: