Build Your Own Yurt
To make this large project possible, students need to also recruit a group of assistants who journey to North House together to participate in the project (minimum group size 4; max 6). Evening sessions may include a yurt homestead visit, films, a yurt slideshow, or more work on the yurt. Given the unique nature and small size of this course, please note that North House uses separate tuition payment & cancellation policies for managing this course.
DatesNew! Thu, Dec 08, 2016 - Sun, Dec 11, 2016 Course Full - Please call for wait list
$4,695.00 per student (Early-bird rate) includes finished yurt
You will need the following tools for this class:Nearly all required materials will be provided for. Your instructor will discuss any additional or optional materials/tools for the project three weeks prior to the start of the course. Student should plan to bring a minimum of 3 additional participants (tutition is included) to help with the project on Days 1 & 2, can decrease to a group size of 2 for Days 3 & 4.
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.
Ian lives in the woods outside Grand Marais without running water or electricity in a yurt he built himself, spending much of his time gathering wild foods, firewood and craft materials. He is inspired by traditional lifestyles and is always seeking to uncover the lost art of living off the land. Aside from yurts Ian makes black ash and birch bark baskets, birch bark canoes, and other utilitarian crafts. Ian is a former North House Folk School intern.
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