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New news as of March 12, 2017

Open House, May 6, 2017

Our spring Open House at Earthwood is on Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p,m. This free event showcases a variety of green building techniques.  See a dozen different cordwood masonry buildings, several living roofs, earth-sheltered housing, , the masonry stove, the sauna, bicycle powered water system, off-the-grid solar electric system, raised bed gardening and the Earthwood stone circle  The complete tour takes almost two hours, so be sure to arrive by 2 p.m.  366 Murtagh Hill Road, West Chazy, NY.  For Directions, click on

Workshop in Spain.

We are pleased to announce that Jaki and I have been invited to conduct a 5-day comprehensive workshop in Spain from June 17 to June 21, 2017 hosted by Alfred Decker and Daniella Querol of Can Comú, a new permaculture demonstration site in the coastal mountains north of Barcelona, a beautiful part of the world indeed.  From their description: “The first two days of this workshop will be the framing of a small 4-poster sauna using commonly available mechanical fasteners as described in Rob’s Timber Framing for the Rest of Us book.  The last three days of the workshop will consist of infilling the timber frame panels with cordwood masonry.” Can Comu offers accommodation and meal options, as well as a very reasonable tuition rate. For complete information on the workshop, go to their direct link:  June 17 to 21 workshop in Spain  . There is an internal link – both at the top and bottom of their page – for registration. We are excited to be doing our first workshop in Europe after 37 years of teaching cordwood masonry. We’re staying on for an extra 8 days to tour around this beautiful part of Spain.

Workshops at Earthwood

Registrations are coming in now for our May Timber Framing and Cordwood Workshops. The good news is that there are still accommodation options available for both of these workshops.  For the July Cordwood Workweek, only the Hermit’s Hut is still available.  Accommodations are available on a first-paid, first-reserved basis.