We are now accepting application for the 2013 Intern Program. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
After the devastating flood of 2005, which destroyed the interns beloved 'dome home', the staff and board of the SLI committed to upgrading the infrastructure for our hard-working interns.
Construction began on our new Intern Village in March 2006. It has since accomodated our interns comfortably and sustainably. Our intern village includes:
- Community Yurt with 30-foot kitchen, Wolf stove and comfortable living space
- Women's Cob Bunkhouse: 3 beds, and a yurt with 2 bunk beds
- Men's Yurt:
- Bathhouse: Naturally built cob showerhouse with indoor and outdoor shower facilities and mosaic tile design
- Cob bench, fire circle and earthen oven
- Chicken coop with 4 laying hens & a rooster
- New solar hot water system for the large yurt
- New greywater system for kitchen and showers
- Village kitchen garden with herbs and tomatoes
- "Great Wall of Hopland," a roofed, hand-plastered strawbale wall that separates the village from Highway 101
You can also check out some of the intern facilities in our intern blog post., on facebook, or stop by to see them for yourself!
Thanks to our generous village patrons, including the Colorado Yurt Company, Flooring Alternatives, and Sonoma Tile Works.