BUILDING WORKSHOP COURSES
Many people who have visited our farm and seen all our homebuilt buildings, tools and other projects have said “how can you build such nice things so inexpensively, why don’t you give courses?”, so this is our first attempt at setting up courses. Note: we have a minimum of 4 people, limit of 4 couples per workshop. See our web page for general information: www.abacom.com/~gweller or call George and Tonie Weller at 819-876-2528. Thank you.
Building Workshop courses offered
timing to suit group applying
per person includes room and mostly food we grew ourselves
per couple includes room and mostly food we grew ourselves
Homebuilding introduction: Are you building for one, two or more people? Where do you want to be located? Building types. Energy sources. Raw materials available. Renewable energy, materials, available.
Homesite selection: Type of ground. Location hill or flat or valley. Ground type -clay, loam, rock, swamp. Raw materials available on site, off site, cost. Views or snuggled in valley? Near town or private. Help drawing up your own proposal.
Building construction choices: Basement, wall, roof construction systems. Energy systems. Window systems. Inexpensive or expensive. Homebuilt or purchased. Help drawing up your own proposal.
Building construction techniques practical: Hands on working with concrete, stone, and wood. Building floors, walls, ceilings, trusses. Use commercial as well as rough cut lumber. See and analyze buildings we built (house, woodshed, equipment building, barn, airplane hanger) and construct things yourself.