Hey y’all here is the first of several posts about… our Bunkhouse Build Team ! A mix of photos, Alumni/Intern spotlights, Natural Building methods and overall about our mud filled fun !


Here we have Inder ! Applying ‘slaw’ to the second floor exterior. The strawbales have been set and stacked in the walls and then trimmed. We made ‘slaw balls’ with lengthy straw and watery mud mixture. Ball up a handful and place it in any cavity in the bail walls. Helps for a secure wall and tight thermal evelope !


INDER       –      Alumni Spring 2018   –   Question & Answer

Q:  Where are you from ?

A:  Richmond, Virginia. New York. Tennesee.


Q:  What do you hope to learn from this build ?

A:  Curious about two story building. Had a killer time working with the community. Building these sculpture houses, in this beautiful place.


Q:  Hobbies /activities of interest ?

A:  Practicing with my West African Harp. Feel it goes with the landscape of Moab. I enjoy hiking, being explorative, getting lost in the land.


Q:  Favorite tool embodied or literal building tool ?

A:  My core ! Helps me not get hurt and feels more empodied.


Q:  Most interesting, inspired and/or favorite writing you’d like to share ?

A:  ‘ Women Who Run With Wolves’  by Clarissa Pinkola Estes


Q:  Most helpful/ favorite quote or words of your life ?

A : Sheri Hostetler  ‘Instructions’

Give up the world; give up self; finally, give up God.
Find god in rhododendrons and rocks,
passers-by, your cat.
Pare your belief, your absolutes.
Make it simple; make it clean.
No carry-on luggage allowed.
Examine all you have
with a loving and critical eye, then
throw away some more.
Repeat. Repeat.
Keep this and only this:
what your heart beats loudly for
what feels heavy and full in your gut.
There will only be one or two
things you will keep,
and they will fit lightly
in your pocket.

Q:  What do you most enjoy doing on the build site ?

A:  Tasks involving mud and roofing.


Q: Shout outs to people, places, things ?

A:  Spring 2018 overall –

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