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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.

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Fall 6-Week Apprenticeship Boot Camp

Fall 2018

September 3 - October 12

Ashland, Oregon

Course Description

Note: This apprenticeship is by invitation only. See below to apply. 

This 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 an 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. A copy of our book, "The EcoNest Home," will be provided to boot camp students.  This boot camp 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 clay/fiber construction
  • Window and door installation
  • Integration of plumbing and healthy electrical installation
  • Roof framing, sheathing and finished soffit carpentry.
  • Several classroom topics include:  The Principles of Building Biology, Building for Optimum Health, Homing In

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.

The cost for the EcoNest Apprenticeship BootCamp is $3000.

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

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