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Cordwood Building Workshop
September 11 @ 9:00am
Chris Borton from Sage Mountain Center, Whitehall will be presenting a hands-on cordwood building workshop at PPI on September 11. This is an amazing opportunity to learn DIY skills for building your own shed or cabin using an age-old natural, eco-friendly construction technique.
NO PREVIOUS CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.
* Tree cutting safety and log processing for cordwood construction
* Best wood types, peeling, curing of logs
* Cordwood building designs, infill and load supporting
* Sawdust types for insulation and mortar mix
* Mortar mix and earthen mortars (natural mortars are a whole other workshop but Chris will touch on the Sage Mountain Center mix and will look at the soil available at PPI).
* Building a wall with materials we have prepared on site
• All your questions answered about installing a dry composting toilet!
Dreaming of building your own off-grid cabin?
Cordwood construction is known as “the other alternative building method” for affordably creating beautiful, environmentally sustainable structures. In our case, we are planning construction of a cordwood outhouse at PPI with a dry composting toilet.
With no prior construction experience necessary, you will learn practical skills to use immediately for your own projects by helping to build a cordwood wall on our demonstration site.
Registration limited to 20 attendees. Class fee $150.