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Build Thoreau's Cabin: Basic Building Skills Workshop

Pick up your hammer! This course is designed for students with little or no building experience who…
Wed, May 3rd, 2023  –  Sun, May 7th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
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Build Your Own Yurt

Create yourself a comfortable living space: a spare bedroom, office, studio, sauna, or whatever else…
Fri, Dec 9th, 2022  –  Mon, Dec 12th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Ian Andrus
Thu, Dec 15th, 2022  –  Sun, Dec 18th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Ian Andrus
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Masonry Heater Building

Masonry heaters originated in Northern Europe where winters were cold and fuel wasn’t always…
Fri, Jan 20th, 2023  –  Sun, Jan 22nd, 2023
Days 1-2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-1pm
Instructor: Eric Moshier
Fri, Feb 3rd, 2023  –  Sun, Feb 5th, 2023
Days 1-2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-1pm
Instructor: Eric Moshier
Fri, Feb 24th, 2023  –  Sun, Feb 26th, 2023
Days 1-2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-1pm
Instructor: Eric Moshier
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Timber Frame: Build Your Own Smaller Frames

Tired of unimaginative, small outbuilding kits available from your local lumberyard? Explore all the…
Mon, Jun 19th, 2023  –  Tue, Jun 27th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Mike Loeffler
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Yurt Building: Design and Construction

Whether you’re looking for a spare bedroom, office, studio, tent, sauna, summer cabin, or just…
Thu, Mar 30th, 2023  –  Sun, Apr 2nd, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Ian Andrus