EcoNest Natural Building Workshops and Timber Framing Workshops

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Summer 2016 Workshops

We are excited to share the details of our Summer 2016 Workshops!  We will be building a classic EcoNest Folknest design featuring an 1100 sf lower level and 500 sf loft. This humble footprint has a spacious feel created by the open timber frame plan.  The loft, including a library and day bed, opens up under two shed dormers and a vaulted core. The variety of roof lines and scale of the project will make this EcoNest a rich and challenging learning experience for workshop participants. This "little big house" will be built near Portland, in Banks, Oregon. EcoNest owner-to-be, Ariela Friedman, is looking forward to hosting the workshop and has some camping space available on her property for students.

We are now accepting applications for the Summer 2016 Apprenticeship Boot Camp.

The City of Banks is located in the heart of wine country, in close proximity to the Oregon coast as well as both the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests. Surrounded by the Cascade Mountains and the Oregon Coast Range, there are abundant opportunities for camping and hiking.  Banks takes pride in it's efforts to be an environmentally-sensitive city respectful of the nearby farms and forest.