New interns for Spring 2013!

Hello to everyone who loves, likes, or tolerates Community Rebuilds enough to check up on the ol’ blog! Much anticipated first meetings have been had between the Community Rebuilds staff and a bunch of groovy people/natural building enthusiasts who are CR’s Spring 2013 building interns.

We, the Spring 2013 building interns, trickled in on Thursday and Friday and formally met Emily Niehaus, CR founder, and the rest of the crew (primary building instructor Eric Plourde, assistant building instructor/apprentice Kate Heath, and Jessica Retka, organizational development intern) at the start of a 3-day orientation weekend. We were consequently inundated with loads of information on the history and workings of the organization along with the specifics of the house we are going to build (we’re going to build a house!) and the build schedule. Not to worry – we were also inundated with some very fun get-to-know-each-other activities and had the chance to tour the last two CR strawbale houses this morning!

Without further ado, I introduce to you the Spring 2013 building interns:

Clockwise from left: Jenna, Jeff, David, Kristen, Becca, Katie, Sean, and Austin

Clockwise from left: Jenna, Jeff, David, Kristen, Becca, Katie, Sean, and Austin

We are a diverse group of individuals from across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. with a common goal – to learn to build a house; to build naturally; to promote the use of natural building materials over manufactured building materials; and to build for a cause. Starting tomorrow, we will begin construction on an 1150 square foot strawbale house, which will take us 4-months to build from start to finish. We will grow as the structure does and we will learn along the way. Along with my blogging partner and co-intern, Becca, I will shed some light on the experiences of the Spring 2013 intern crew through this blog. I hope you stay with us and let us know anything particular you would like to hear about!

Peace, love, and natural building!

Bowling! Back row from left: David, Jeff, Jessica, Eric, Jenna, Becca, Austin, Sean Kneeling from left: Kate, Katie, Emily, Kristen

Bowling!
Back row from left: David, Jeff, Jessica, Eric, Jenna, Becca, Austin, Sean
Kneeling from left: Kate, Katie, Emily, Kristen

Bowling! Emily bowled 3 strikes on her final frame and was rewarded by a dancing turkey animation on the scorers screen! Here she is with our beloved Eeyore.

Bowling! Emily bowled 3 strikes on her final frame and was rewarded by a dancing turkey animation on the scorers screen! Here she is with beloved Eeyore.

 

 

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One Response to “New interns for Spring 2013!”
  1. Nancy hook says:

    I love your eeyore bowling ball. Where I’d you get it?

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