• 27 Apr 2013
  • 9:30 AM
  • 28 Apr 2013
  • 5:00 PM
  • Hesperus Village, Thornhill, Ontario

Oval House - Winter Exterior


2 DAY WORKSHOP, Lunches Included

APRIL 27 + 28
$250 Advanced Registration Fee by April 12, 2013

$290 Registration Fee    April 12 - April 19 (Registration closed Apr 19)
Hesperus Village
1 Hesperus Road
Thornhill, Ontario

An Organic Home is a home that is simply built more naturally.  It has a deep ecology awareness that embraces the selection of sustainable building materials and systems that are healthy both for the homeowners as well as for the benefit of the earth and several generations of ancestors!

Becoming aware of what is involved in the decisions you can make to renovate your home or to create something from scratch can be an overwhelming task in today's, non-edited, internet world of easily accessible, global scope of information.  From the experience and overview perspective of an Eco-Architect, in 2 short days, this course will help guide you quickly to what are the essential components to creating a more 'organic' home for yourself that will be healthier, inspiring and possibly even more relaxing!

Discover the essentials of new property selection, that includes a permaculture perspective or explore how to make your existing property work better for you in a synergistic relationship with your land and a self-sufficient gardening system.  You will gain new knowledge with a comprehensive overview of the practical side of paperwork including building permits, consider a preliminary budget of the scope of costs and learn some project management tips.  Find out how to make better choices in selecting building materials & systems are that are less toxic and more natural - we will discuss what the pro's, con's and grey zones might be. Explore the healthier choices and learn how to create, manage & build a safer home.

Be prepared to learn new, sustainable, ways of living and open a door to inspiring new possibilities that will empower you to thrive optimally in these intense and dynamic times!

  • Permaculture Intro, Property selection essentials…
  • Sustainable Building Primer - Low Embodied Energy, Low Carbon Footprint, Sustainable Energy systems, Greenwashing….
  • Passive Solar Principals - solar orientation + optimize passive solar & internal heat gain, airtight, super insulate, eliminate thermal bridges, mechanical systems, air flow, natural lighting…
  • Healthy, Non-Toxic, Building Materials -  floors, walls, cabinetry, air quality, furnishings, water quality, electrical/EMF and building with wood/straw/earth basics…..

Register Early as space is limited!


 $250 + $32.50 HST = $282.50

Thanks and we hope to see you there!


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