Register for EcoNest Workshops

Here you can review and register for all the available workshops.  You may register for a single workshop or choose multiple workshops by adding them to your cart.  Once you complete your selection, just click ‘View Cart’ and you will be taken through the rest of the registration process.

Unable to attend? You have a one-time ability to apply your tuition towards a future workshop. If you cancel two weeks or more prior to the start date, we will refund any amount paid minus a 20% nonrefundable fee. No refunds within 14 days of the start date.

Please note: there may be additional costs for tools, meals, and accommodations. You can find estimated additional costs in the workshop descriptions and a detailed list will be sent to you after registering for class.

If you have any questions or problems, don’t hesitate to contact us asap.

Fall Six-Week Apprenticeship: BootCamp

By invite only. Please contact Robert Laporte (robert@econest.com) if you are interested in applying.

After your application has been approved, sign up below at this event.

Fall 2017

August 28 - October 6

Ashland, Oregon.

econest-bootcampThis six week accelerated skill builder will begin before the EcoNest Intensive, include all of the EcoNest Intensive workshops and Seminar, and continue after. Students will develop and hone building skills from foundation to roof framing, completing the shell of a small EcoNest under the direct guidance of Robert Laporte and his staff. The course is structured for those wishing to immerse themselves in natural building, expanding both skill and knowledge base. This boot camp will be physically and mentally challenging and is not designed for casual learning!  Only four apprenticeship positions available.

Price: $3000

Invite Only - Application Requirements:

Submit a letter explaining your interest in attending this course. Include a resume and 3 references.

Enrollment limited to 4 Students.

Please email robert@econest.com with the above information.

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Available Spaces: 0

Fall Intensive

Fall 2017

September 4 - September 22

Ashland, Oregon.

workshops-intensiveThe EcoNest intensive is an accelerated learning experience in the philosophy and specialized techniques of EcoNest construction. For those desiring the efficiency of time and a discounted price, the EcoNest Intensive is a package of consecutive workshops and seminars offered by EcoNest. This is a very full and challenging hands-on training that will totally change the way you think about shelter and our impact on the planet. This package is well-suited to general contractors and owner-builders and is the core training for future EcoNest Affiliates.

Price: $1950

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Available Spaces: 0

Fall Timber Framing

Fall 2017

September 4 - September 8

Ashland, Oregon.

timberframe-workshop1Our Timber Framing Workshops gives you hands-on experience in timber framing – a true craft. It offers you a unique opportunity to work with timbers as well as with others of like mind. For some, this experience could be a doorway into the rich world of wooden architecture and perhaps the beginnings of a career in timber framing. Regardless of your intent, the process of transforming a tree into one of the “bones” of a home is magical.

Price: $675

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Available Spaces: 0

Fall Homing In Seminar

Fall 2017

September 9

Ashland, Oregon

hyni-imgDo you dream of living in an authentic home... a legacy of beauty, health and environmental stewardship that reflects your deepest values? Perhaps you have already searched the conventional real estate offerings and realized that to truly fulfill your deepest vision you must build from scratch... a daunting challenge! This seminar will empower you to embark on your unique journey home. Prepare to be inspired as you gather with an intimate group for a deep exploration of all that home can be - a living sanctuary.

Price: $125

Couples Price: $225

In order to register for the Couple's Price, click on Add to Cart and then click View Cart and choose Couple - select 1 if you are registering one couple (2 people.)

Available Spaces: 10

Fall Straw Clay Walls

Fall 2017

September 11 - September 15

Ashland, Oregon

Bringing the wisdom of nature into the fabric of the home.

clay-06The straw clay wall is the core of the EcoNest building system. In this four day workshop learn how to efficiently wrap a building with a 12” thick blanket of dynamic insulation for health, comfort and building longevity.

Straw Clay Walls may be taken separately as a class on its own or within the EcoNest Intensive.

Price: $675

Available Spaces: 0

Japanese Tools & Joinery with Dale Brotherton

Fall 2017

October 16 - October 22

Ashland, OR

No other culture brings the forest element home as does the Japanese. We are proud to host Renowned Japanese Woodworker Dale Brotherton (http://www.japanesecarpentry.com). Dale, together with Robert Laporte, will lead a maximum of eight students in this rare opportunity to bring together tools, trees and tradition for an intensive woodworker’s experience.

Price: $850

Available Spaces: 0