UMBS Strawbale (2017)
In 2017, I was part of a team of 23 undergraduate students, 1 graduate student, and a professor from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. During the month of May, we lived at the University of Michigan's Biological Station in Pellston, MI and built a 400 square foot strawbale building. The building was completely off the grid, solar powered, the wooden post were milled by the team from trees that had fallen on campus, and the use of strawbales to create the building's walls and to be a natural insulation. The straw walls are then covered in three layers of adobe. I was the student photographer to document the building process, and also was part of the Logo team, and was able to carve the pieces of wheat into the harden adobe on the corners of the building. The entire team wrote blog posts through out the build, and we also updated our facebook page with photographs, videos, and articles that were made about the building.