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May 2014

Cordwood Masonry

May 23, 2014 - May 25, 2014
Earthwood Building School, 366 Murtagh Hill Road
West Chazy, 12992 United States
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$420 - $680

Three Days. 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 practical,…

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Earthwood Techniques

May 26, 2014
Earthwood Building School, 366 Murtagh Hill Road
West Chazy, 12992 United States
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$150 - $250

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. This is a…

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July 2014

Cordwood Workweek

July 14, 2014 - July 18, 2014
Earthwood Building School, 366 Murtagh Hill Road
West Chazy, 12992 United States
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$620 - $990

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 two cordwood homes on the way to Chateaugay Lake, then relax with swimming, hot-tubbing, conversation, and individual consultations on the deck at Mushwood. The project will be…

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August 2014

Cordwood Masonry

August 29, 2014 - August 31, 2014
Earthwood Building School, 366 Murtagh Hill Road
West Chazy, 12992 United States
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$420 - $680

Three Days. 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 practical,…

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September 2014

Earthwood Techniques

September 1, 2014
Earthwood Building School, 366 Murtagh Hill Road
West Chazy, 12992 United States
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$150 - $250

One Day. (In 2014: May 26 & September 1 in NY) 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…

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Cordwood Masonry

September 16, 2014 - September 18, 2014
Private Residence, Brunswick , 04011 United States + Google Map
$420 - $680

Three Days. 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 practical,…

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October 2014

Earthwood Open House

October 4, 2014
Earthwood Building School, 366 Murtagh Hill Road
West Chazy, 12992 United States
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Free
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May 2015

SPRING OPEN HOUSE at Earthwood

May 2, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Earthwood Building School, 366 Murtagh Hill Road
West Chazy, 12992 United States
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Free

FREE! Guided tours around our off-grid campus, featuring cordwood masonry buildings, earth-sheltered house, examples of cob and strawbale, a stone circle, standing stones that were raised by hand, photovoltaic panels, bicycle pump water system, raised-raised bed gardens and masonry stove.

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July 2015

CONTINENTAL CORDWOOD CONFERENCE 2015

July 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - July 12, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Earthwood Building School, 366 Murtagh Hill Road
West Chazy, 12992 United States
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$190.00 - $340.00

5th Continental Cordwood Conference, July 10-12, 2015 at EarthwoodCoCoCo/15 is just a month away, but there's still time to register.Click here for a Registration Form to fill out on line for CoCoCo 15Click here to Download the BrochureLatest update as of June 2, 2015. All 25 Papers have been submitted and bound into a 136-page all color collection, free to all attendees at the conference (one copy per couple.. You can see a complete list of the Papers at the…

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October 2015

October Open House

October 3, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Earthwood Building School, 366 Murtagh Hill Road
West Chazy, 12992 United States
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FREE! Guided tours around our off-grid campus, featuring cordwood masonry buildings, earth-sheltered house, examples of cob and strawbale, a stone circle, standing stones that were raised by hand, photo voltaic panels, bicycle pump water system, raised-raised bed gardens and masonry stove.

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May 2016

Spring Open House

May 7, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Earthwood Building School, 366 Murtagh Hill Road
West Chazy, 12992 United States
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FREE! Guided tours around our off-grid campus, featuring cordwood masonry buildings, earth-sheltered house, examples of cob and strawbale, a stone circle, standing stones that were raised by hand, photovoltaic panels, bicycle pump water system, raised-raised bed gardens and masonry stove.

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October 2016

October Open House

October 8, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Earthwood Building School, 366 Murtagh Hill Road
West Chazy, 12992 United States
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Free

FREE! Guided tours around our off-grid campus, featuring cordwood masonry buildings, earth-sheltered house, examples of cob and strawbale, earth roofs, a stone circle, standing stones that were raised by hand, photovoltaic panels, bicycle pump water system, raised-raised bed gardens and masonry stove. All created in an old gravel pit!

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May 2017

Spring Open House

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Earthwood Building School, 366 Murtagh Hill Road
West Chazy, 12992 United States
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Free

Strawbale/cordwood hybrid at Earthwood Office and Bookstore at Earthwood    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.

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Timber Framing for the Rest of Us

May 22 @ 8:00 am - May 24 @ 5:00 pm
Earthwood Building School, 366 Murtagh Hill Road
West Chazy, 12992 United States
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$420 - $680

Timber Framing for the Rest of Us - Three Days (May 22-24 2017). This workshop covers basic "post and beam" construction as done by most contractors and owner-builders using sound building design and techniques and readily available mechanical fasteners made for the purpose. Morning classroom sessions cover structural principles and examples, including basic load calculations. Afternoon hands-on work consist of building a 6-poster sauna, similar to the building described in Chapter 4 of Rob's The Sauna book. The roof is…

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CORDWOOD MASONRY

May 26 @ 8:00 am - May 28 @ 5:00 pm
Earthwood Building School, 366 Murtagh Hill Road
West Chazy, 12992 United States
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$420.00 - $680.00

Cordwood Masonry - Three Day, (In 2017, these workshops will be May 26th - 28th and September 1st - 3rd. 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…

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EARTHWOOD TECHNIQUES

May 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Earthwood Building School, 366 Murtagh Hill Road
West Chazy, 12992 United States
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$150.00 - $250.00

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 2017

CORDWOOD ‘Workweek’ 5 DAY WORKSHOP

July 10 @ 8:00 am - July 14 @ 5:00 pm
Earthwood Building School, 366 Murtagh Hill Road
West Chazy, 12992 United States
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$620.00 - $990.00

Cordwood Workweek - Five Days, July 10-14, 2017. (THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. But there is still space in September.) 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…

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September 2017

CORDWOOD MASONRY

September 1 @ 8:00 am - September 3 @ 5:00 pm
Earthwood Building School, 366 Murtagh Hill Road
West Chazy, 12992 United States
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$420.00 - $680.00

Cordwood Masonry - Three Day, 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…

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EARTHWOOD TECHNIQUES

September 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Earthwood Building School, 366 Murtagh Hill Road
West Chazy, 12992 United States
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$150.00 - $250.00

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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