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alternate building workshop:

  • cordwood construction July 9 - 18


LATE BIRD SPECIAL:
$250 for the instructional weekend
Friday July 9th - Sunday July 11th (rain date for the following weekend)
Friday 12:00 - 5:00pm, Sat and Sun 8:30am - 5:00pm
we provide breakfast, bring your own brown bag lunch.

Itinerary is as follows:

Friday
July 9th 12:00 - 5:00pm:
tour yonder homestead and view existing cordwood building
watch video and review some cordwood literature
discuss advantages and disadvantages of cordwood from architectural / engineering / building science
/sustainability perspectives

Saturday
July 10th 8:30am - 5:00pm:
theory and hands-on
practice regarding cordwood construction preparation: foundation preparing log ends (wood species, cutting, peeling, smoothing edges, storage, shrinkage/expansion)
preparing openings (doors and windows)
preparing lomax corners
preparing mortar mix
discussion regarding designing with cordwood
(we are available to help with your own design ideas)

Sunday
July 11th 8:30am - 5:00pm:
mainly hands-on practice
laying up the cordwood walls:
mixing mortar
mixing insulation
laying mortar and log ends
finishing mortar
final review and answer questions

prepare for week long cordwood construction project to
follow for those who wish to stay on for the rest of the week!

CONTACT US TO REGISTER


alternate energy workshop:

  • masonry heater construction August 20 - 29