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May 2018

CORDWOOD MASONRY

May 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Earthwood Building School, 366 Murtagh Hill Road
West Chazy, 12992 United States
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$440.00 - $700.00

Three Day Cordwood.¬† Morning sessions include cordwood theory, slide presentations, explanatory tours, and discussion of the three styles of cordwood construction: built-up corners (stackwall), round houses, and cordwood as infilling within a post-and-beam framework. The kinds of wood and how long to dry them is covered, as well as various alternative mortar mixes. Installing doors and windows is detailed, as is cordwood masonry "special effects." At Earthwood, students examine several different kinds of cordwood masonry buildings. Afternoons are reserved for…

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EARTHWOOD TECHNIQUES

May 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Earthwood Building School, 366 Murtagh Hill Road
West Chazy, 12992 United States
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$160.00 - $260.00

Earthwood Techniques - One Day. Low-cost foundations and earth-sheltering methods used at the Earthwood house are emphasized, accenting surface bonded wall construction and plank-and-beam roofing. The five elements that affect load calculations are discussed. Alternative foundations, drainage and waterproofing, insulation, structural considerations and the masonry stove are all covered. An explanatory tour of the Earthwood house is included, as well as a step-by-step slide presentation documenting the construction of Earthwood from floating slab foundation to earth roof. Textbook: Earth-Sheltered Houses.…

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July 2018

CORDWOOD ‘Workweek’ 5 DAY WORKSHOP

July 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am - July 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Earthwood Building School, 366 Murtagh Hill Road
West Chazy, 12992 United States
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$640.00 - $1020.00

¬†Cordwood Workweek - Five Days, July 9 - 13, 2018. The Cordwood Workweek combines all of the features of of the three-day Cordwood Workshop and the One-day Earthwood Techniques workshop, but there is more time for individual hands-on instruction and consultations. The discussions and site work are more detailed, yet the pace is more relaxed. After lunch on Wednesday, for example, we tour one or two cordwood homes on the way to Chateaugay Lake, then relax with swimming, kayaking, hot-tubbing,…

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August 2018

CORDWOOD MASONRY

August 31, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Earthwood Building School, 366 Murtagh Hill Road
West Chazy, 12992 United States
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$440.00 - $700.00

Three Day Cordwood.¬† Morning sessions include cordwood theory, slide presentations, explanatory tours, and discussion of the three styles of cordwood construction: built-up corners (stackwall), round houses, and cordwood as infilling within a post-and-beam framework. The kinds of wood and how long to dry them is covered, as well as various alternative mortar mixes. Installing doors and windows is detailed, as is cordwood masonry "special effects." At Earthwood, students examine several different kinds of cordwood masonry buildings. Afternoons are reserved for…

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September 2018

EARTHWOOD TECHNIQUES

September 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Earthwood Building School, 366 Murtagh Hill Road
West Chazy, 12992 United States
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$160.00 - $260.00

Earthwood Techniques - One Day. Low-cost foundations and earth-sheltering methods used at the Earthwood house are emphasized, accenting surface bonded wall construction and plank-and-beam roofing. The five elements that affect load calculations are discussed. Alternative foundations, drainage and waterproofing, insulation, structural considerations and the masonry stove are all covered. An explanatory tour of the Earthwood house is included, as well as a step-by-step slide presentation documenting the construction of Earthwood from floating slab foundation to earth roof. Textbook: Earth-Sheltered Houses.…

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