EcoNest Natural Building Workshops and Timber Framing Workshops

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EcoNest 4-Week Apprenticeship

This four-week apprenticeship will develop and hone building skills from foundation to roof framing, completing the shell of an EcoNest under the direct guidance of Robert Laporte. The course is structured for those wishing to immerse themselves in natural building, expanding both skill and knowledge base. A copy of our book, “The EcoNest Home” will be provided to Apprentices. This opportunity will be physically and mentally challenging and is not designed for casual learning.

What students will learn:

  • Ecological foundations
  • Timber-frame
  • Conventional woodworking skills
  • EcoNest method mass wall construction including clay straw
  • Window and door installation
  • Integration of plumbing and healthy electrical installation
  • Roof carpentry
  • The Principles of Building Biology, Building for Optimum Health

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