Members of The Moon Tree Lodge built this straw bale hermitage with the help of many hands… It is located in northwestern Indiana on the idyllic and truly beautiful property of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Ministry Center.
Spearheaded by Sister Mary Baird’s vision of an earthen hermitage where one can retreat into true silence and connect fully with nature, the proud members of the Moon Tree Lodge framed, strawbaled, and cobbed this rustic haven of solace. To learn more about the Moon Tree Lodge group, please explore their website www.moontreecommunity.org.
The thatch roof was installed by William Cahill, one of America’s most skilled accomplished Irish thatchers. To see more of his work, please visit his website.
Wolfson Earthen artisans shaped and finished the interior walls and installed the earthen floor.