Alumni Spotlight – Cheryl Corsiglia

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 … Continue reading

Community Rebuilds Thus Far

This post was written by Fall 2017 intern, Linnea Morgan. Monday Aug. 14 Time has flown.  One month has turned into a constant stream of beautiful memories, and excitement for what is still yet to come. Friends here are beautiful and amazing people.  There is so much to learn from everyone.  Even outside the house, … Continue reading

First Month Recap

Post written by Fall 2017 intern, Gary Foresman These first two weeks with Community Rebuilds has been completely inspirational and overall a wonderful experience. Getting to meet such an amazing community of people who are all driven to do amazing good and work with the Earth and those living on it in all the ways … Continue reading

Alumni Spotlight – Lindsey Love

I was one of the first CR interns in 2010.  I went to architecture school because I wanted to help folks design/build their own shelter and have taken on as many building opportunities as possible intermittent from an architectural apprenticeship, co-managing an all-women’s build for Kleiwerks International, building my own straw bale home, and working … Continue reading

Building Straw Bale Panels

This post was written by Spring 2017 Intern, Rachel Fixsen. A few weeks ago we went on a field trip to Fruita, Colorado, to visit Dave Swinger and check out his SSIP project. Dave Swinger (“Farmer Dave”) bales and delivers the straw we use for CR builds. SSIP stands for Straw bale Structural Insulated Panels. … Continue reading

Homeowner Success Story | Kelli Quinn

This post was written by Spring 2017 Moab homeowner, Kelli Quinn. In 2014 I moved to Moab, Utah for a Student Conservation Experience (SCA) internship with the National Park Service which turned into a full time, year round job as of 2015. After living in several different housing situations (some good and some unfortunate) during … Continue reading

Gratitude

This post was written by Spring 2017 intern, Sam Totten. Springtime is well underway here in marvelous Moab. As the mercury continues to rise, the CR team is starting earlier in the morning so we can balance our work and play. The first of the mulberries are ripening on the trees and throngs of tourists … Continue reading

Hello World

Post by Spring 2017 Intern, Marcus Henderson. Hello world, My name is Marcus and I am an intern here at Community Rebuilds (CR). I’ve only been here for three weeks but I am already falling in love with CR and Moab. On our third day here, all the CR interns and staff hiked the Portal … Continue reading

Mount Crested Butte Recap

This post is a summary of Community Rebuilds’ duplex project in Mount Crested Butte by intern Laura Moore. Community Rebuilds is a non-profit organization that builds affordable housing using straw bale construction. We were provided with housing, bulk foods, and a monthly stipend in return for our labor in building a straw bale home from … Continue reading

The Basics of Natural Building: Bringing Low Carbon Homes to the Forefront of Energy Efficient Construction

  (This article was written for Community Rebuilds by Kaitlin Krull of  Modernize.com) As the construction industry develops and changes, the focus on energy efficiency and environmental consciousness continues to grow. While technology and home automation remain a priority for the vast majority of energy conscious contractors, a small but significant number of construction professionals … Continue reading