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The Canelo Project

The Canelo Project is a small non-profit organization, that we, Bill and Athena Steen founded in 1989 and whose work centers on the theme – Connecting People, Culture and Nature.

We explore ways of living that connect us to others and the natural world. We seek to balance the wisdom and skills of the past with those things which have value today.

Clay Oven

We combine our efforts with others to create simple, comfortable shelter using local and natural materials with handcrafted care.

We integrate into daily life, traditions that bring enjoyment such as building and baking in wood-fired ovens, cooking with native foods or hosting multi-cultural exchanges and informal musical gatherings

Plastering Straw Bale

We cultivate and actively explore the uses of beneficial plants like prickly pear, agaves and bamboo.

Learn more about the Canelo Project

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