Living Craft co-owner Cheryl was recently featured on Community Rebuilds alumni blog. She interned with them in 2010, on the first home ever built. This organization has now built or been part of over 20 new straw bale homes for low and very low income families and individuals. Check out Cheryl’s profile over at their blog, then head to the site to learn more about the homes, families, mission, and current projects they’ve got going in in Moab, Colorado, and Arizona.
I was an intern in 2010, during the second half of the first ever CR build. The first house was completed in 8 months, instead of 4. Our crew came in for the bale stacking, floor, plasters, and interior framing and finishes.
For a few years after leaving Moab, I never felt strongly motivated by my jobs. While living and working at an environmental education camp, I was most excited by thoughts of building a cob oven or incorporating straw bale into the design for a new cabin. I knew I wanted to get back into natural building.