To Behold and be Held

I’ll miss waking up before dawn, dressing in the dark,  stumbling down the stairs into the kitchen Flicking the lights, oiling a pan Making breakfast, coffee and lunch Sausage and egg  Lentils of course So many lentils  Sitting down at the table  Listening to the house wake up  Alarms and footsteps, doors opening  I try…

Challenge Equals Friendship

Making the decision to come to Moab was not a hard decision to make. The area is very attractive for an adventurous soul like myself. The outdoor adventure activities are abundant and too many to list. I’m into mountain biking and Moab has been an amazing play ground to explore. Some of my roommates are…

A Day in the Life of a CR Intern

WAKE UP HEAD DOWNSTAIRS FOR BREAKFAST BIKE TO WORK IN TIME TO WITNESS A BEAUTIFUL SUNRISE GET TAUGHT NEW SKILLS BY SOME KNOWLEDGABLE INSTRUCTORS PET THE SITE DOGS GET TO WORK BREAK FOR LUNCH IN THE PARK BACK TO WORK CELEBRATE A GOOD DAYS WORK AND A JOB WELL DONE GO ON AN EVENING HIKE…

The Morning Question

Every morning we get to site and circle up to stretch while someone asks a, “morning question” which we then all take turns answering. Some days the question is as ridiculous as, “what’s the highest, or lowest, pitch sound you can make?”, “what was your favorite activity as a 14 year old”, or “tell the…

Through Grief

The anticipation of moving to Moab with my partner Matt was thrilling. Packing up our life from living in a wonderful co-housing community of two years was a mixed bag of feelings. I was ready for change, challenge, adventure, and a marvelous desert landscape, but sad to leave the wonderful spirit family we created for…

Backpacking the Gulch

Over the fall break I backpacked Grand Gulch with Brittany, Jaz, Cai, Meesh, Em, and Joel. We entered through Todie Canyon and exited Bullet Canyon. In the car on the way back yesterday I began to write down snapshots from the trip, then we all brainstormed out loud. These are brief notes about our experience…

Jessica’s Home Success Story

Growing up in Moab, all I wanted to do was to leave as soon as I graduated high school. Moab was my normal and it wasn’t really that exciting. It was such a small town with soooo many rocks! Don’t get me wrong, I had a good childhood and came from a family that loves…

The Miller Family and Community Rebuilds: A Success Story

After living in Grand County for three years, my family and I made the official move to Moab in 2015. Now, it was a great challenge. We took weeks, actually months, trying to secure housing. Also, in making the move to Moab, I literally was starting over when it came to employment. My wife and…

Layers of Place

Moab can be a little hard on the eyes. My pupils dilate and strain under the pressure of the vivid blue sky, red rock, relentless sun. My body sweats, prickles, compresses and reshapes under the pressure of the heat. I am not evolved for this landscape, I am trying to adapt, I am a small…

Shade and Sweet Clay

These houses are coming to life, and challenging the living while we strive towards the  living building challenge. We now have a roof! Aka. SHADE, and crevasse to fill with clay! Big things are happening, and the stares from passersby give us fuel. Both houses now have roofs, together we carried the prefabricated trusses through…