Sustainable Building with WOOD, Part 2

  • 27 Apr 2012
  • 29 Apr 2012
  • Sunderland Ontario

Sustainable Building with WOOD – Part 2
Recycled, Stick and Timber Frame Solar Shower
WEEKEND WORKSHOP    April 27 - 29, 2012

Cost $350 (lunch included)
Early Registration Discount by April 20 - $300

Location: Wheelbarrow Farm, Sunderland, Ontario (Details provided upon Registration)

Conducted By:    soma earth ARCHITECT + Host Instructor, Erik Scuhr, Timber Framer

soma earth TEACHINGS offers evening, weekend and week-long teachings integrating holistic principles of design, building and living sustainably with Nature. All week/end courses have a consistent format of Circle Form Principles, Energy Balancing techniques, various meditation methods, holistic & healthy gourmet food.

Sustainable Building with WOOD Part 2 will continue the themes introduced in WOOD Part 1 to create and build a small scale project to integrate carpentry basics, different options of sustainable wood building practices (reclaimed/recycled/ FSC certified/Timber Framing) and design principles into a weekend workshop. This weekend will focus on the construction of an outdoor solar shower and composting toilet shed, including an introduction to Timber Frame. There is no need to take Wood Part 1 in advance, and if you have, it will allow you the opportunity to develop your skills while also learning some new ones. The knowledge and information will provide you with the necessities to easily build your own solar shower shed at home!

Evening Seminars:
Building Sustainably with Wood (Friday 7 - 9 pm)Introduction to Timber Frame Construction  (Saturday 7 - 9 pm)Evening seminars are included in the workshop or can be attended separately in Udora ON Included are two evening seminars, 2 lunches and two full work days. Accommodation is not included. There are various options of camping, billeting and bed & breakfasts nearby as well as breakfast or dinner at the farm.

We welcome designers who have little building experience or people with some building experience but little knowledge of sustainable, self-sufficient living and building practices to take this training. We also encourage, women, elders, youth and children to take this workshop and empower themselves to become their own beginning ‘handyman’ with a sustainable awareness! Discounts are available for groups or family registration. Minimum registration is 6.  We reserve the right to cancel the workshop if minimum numbers are not met. Max. is 15.  Please register early to assure your place.

Be prepared for great fun, amazing gourmet food, fast paced learning and an inspiring community building experience!
For more information and to register, please visit:

Ingrid Cryns
soma earth ARCHITECT

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