This Month’s Free Workshop Winner

Written by Andrew Morrison

woman leaning out of a stone wall window 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.

If you’re interested in really learning how to build with bales and you want to have perhaps one of the best weeks of your life in the process, then come to one of our workshops. We ALWAYS have a good time and you will gain the confidence to build your own house too. CLICK HERE to see what workshop locations and dates we have available this year!

One Response

  1. Hail fellow Canadian. I am sure you will love the workshop. I am from Alberta via Quebec and was at the Ashland, oregon. Fell in love with the state and hope to return one day workshop. It was a fantastic experience and would love to do a project in Canada. Maybe my own you never know.

    I have family by marriage in Tatamagouche

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