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Published by Andrew Faust on 04/02/2018 in Onsite Courses
Naturally Built Tiny Houses

Naturally Built Tiny Houses

Center for BioRegional Living
253 Briggs Hwy Ellenville, NY 12428

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$220 (with meals and off grid camping)

Natural, local and bioregional buildings contribute to ecologically sound local economies and create beautiful, healthy homes and villages to live our lives in.

We will teach you how to locate materials and properly site natural buildings as well as research building materials to determine how ecologically safe and sound they are.

We will introduce you to the untapped potential of passive solar hot water systems and bio-digesters for domestic heating and cooking as well as how to eliminate household sources of electro-magnetic fields and clean indoor air pollutants.

In this installment of our Naturally Built Tiny House series we will mix and apply earthen plasters onto straw bales on the inside and outside of our tiny house. We will also begin to put in windows and doors, finish a sleeping loft, roof the back porch, put up siding and install sub-flooring.


We will also cover:

  • Framing buildings with on site poles and rough cut local lumber

  • Using passive solar building techniques

  • Selecting building structures and sacred sites with good feng shui

  • Integrating natural energy systems

  • Using natural insulation

  • Harvesting rainwater for domestic needs

  • Greywater for gardens


Please bring work clothes, boots, and gloves and dress for the weather. Everyone always has a great time in this workshop and if it’s warm enough we will take a trip to the local swimming hole!


Day 1 

10:00-1:30pm - Quick refresher of what is entailed in Naturally Built Houses. Then we will finish plastering the exterior and begin the interior.

1:30-2:30pm - Lunch

2:30-6:00pm - Roofing, siding, flooring, plastering.

7:00pm - Dinner


Day 2

8-9:30am - Breakfast

10:00-1:30pm - Decking the loft and sunporch, plastering.

1:30-2:30pm - Lunch

2:30-6:00pm - Finishing up for the day.

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