Seminars and workshops are an exciting way to get immersed in the building technique of your choice; with more people interested in learning hands on, and meeting like minded people on a project you can get real information and experience right on site.
Courses can be small and intimate, or larger and dynamic; some enthusiastic builders have erected an entire house on a weekend or two; cob, that hands-on building technique using mud and straw, mixed by foot is a fun and spirited method of building a house or dwelling.
Timber framing has long been a social event, from long ago barn raisings, to present day hybrid projects with structural beams infilled with straw bales, or cob.
The finishing touches can't be ignored; from greywater systems, to earthen plaster, the interest in all things sustainable is growing by leaps and bounds. Share the wealth, get involved.
If you know of a course, workshop or seminar on alternative building, using natural materials and finishes anywhere in Canada, let us know here; it's best if you know of the contact website, phone number or where to get more information. Pictures are great too!
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