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Open House at Earthwood (and Ravenwood!) – Saturday, October 7th
October 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Our fall Open House at Earthwood is on Saturday, October 7, 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 http://cordwoodmasonry.com/home/directions/
Ravenwood. On the same day, October 7th, our friends Bruce Kilgore and Nancy Dow are making their off-the-grid Ravenwood homestead available to tour. Allow two hours to see everything there. The main house, a Trisol cordwood/earth-shelter – made with lime putty mortar – is one of the “top five” most beautiful cordwood homes in the world, and extremely energy efficient. They use both solar and wind for electric and have several beautiful cordwood outbuildings, including one in progress, where you can look into the wall. Ravenwood is a 25-minute ride from Earthwood, at 442 Nashville Road, Saranac, NY 12981. If you come to Earthwood first, we can give you a map. Their Open House goes two hours longer, until 6 pm.