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Natural Design/Build Course

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Natural Design/Build Course

Time: January 3, 2010 at 5pm to January 15, 2010 at 5pm
Location: Yestermorrow Design/Build School
Street: 189 VT Rte 100
City/Town: Warren, VT 05674
Website or Map: http://www.yestermorrow.org
Phone: 802-496-5545
Event Type: workshop, course
Organized By: Kate Stephenson
Latest Activity: Oct 17, 2009

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This 2-week course at Yestermorrow Design/Build School provides students with a comprehensive exploration of all facets of creating an energy efficient, climate-specific natural structure. In this two-week intensive, we will engage in studio sessions, hands-on construction experience, lectures, slide shows, and site tours. In the studio, students will develop a comprehensive design of a project through the creation of drawings of elevations, sections, plans, and scale models. In the shop, students will build a variety of insulative wall systems, examining critical details such as doors and windows, wall to roof connections, air sealing, framing options, plastering, and much more. Topics include straw bale construction, fiber-clay infill and other natural wall systems, clay and lime plasters, natural roof options, alternative foundations, water and energy conservation systems, permaculture and building-site relationships, and social and cultural contexts. Emphasis will be paid to designing and detailing for success in cold, wet climates. Beginner to Intermediate. Tuition $1400. Scholarships and discounts availabale.

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