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[Cob] Invitation to Natural building work/learning weekends in WisconsinChuck & Linda clearned at bminet.com
Wed Jun 23 15:56:48 PDT 2004
Hi Ho Cobbers and lovers of Natural dwellings, I hope some of you can make it to one of our four weekends this summer and fall. Chuck Learned Come Join Us for . . . Natural Building Work/Learning Weekends July 24,25 August 21,22 September 10,11 October 2,3 at the Learned/Farmer Homestead near Mt Horeb WI You can expect to. . . be inspired with lots of ideas of how to build a natural home ...or a project in your yard ...or how to renovate part of your existing home with natural materials. get covered in mud and enjoy every bit of it and cool off in a pond or under a hose. Working has never been so much fun! meet interesting people, perhaps someone who can help you build your dream or perhaps someone who would like you to build theirs. enjoy on site camping with wide open spaces, quiet, fires, singing/music and beautiful scenery. Help the Learned/Farmer family build their home Home Description . . . It is a strawbale home with a long southern exposure and a flowing curve for much of the northern exposure. Large cherrywood tree's, old barn timbers, recycled, salvaged and locally milled wood make up much of the framework including a plank ceiling. It has a double roof system with trusses built to follow the flowing design. Raw wool from local sheep is above the ceiling sitting on a cob substrate. The roof is in the process of becoming a living roof - shed style, with wrap around porches. There will be an 86' greenhouse across the front that will be used to treat grey water. The top of the greenhouse will have custom built solar hybrids to power and heat the home and greenhouse. The heat will be pumped into a deep heat sink radiant floor with R30 insulation. The foundation was built utilizing the Nearing or Flag form work system which creates an attractive rock wall foundation. The home will have earthen plasters inside and out and adobe/earthen floors. Summer/Fall Work Learning Projects . . . Establish the Soil and plant systems for the living roof Install earthen floors throughout the house Build the Greywater Greenhouse system Plaster walls 2 coats inside and out General Weekend Schedule . . . Friday Evening Set-up Camp for those coming from a distance Saturday 8am arrival 8:30-9:30 am Breakfast and Overview of the work/learning projects for the day. 9:30-12:30 Project Time 12:30-2pm Lunch and Overview of the techniques used in building this house and why they were chosen 2-5 pm Project Time 5-7pm Recreation Time - swimming, biking, relaxing, setting up tents 7-9pm Dinner and Natural Building group discussion around topics of most interest to the participants present. 9 -10pm Fire, music, informal discussions Sunday 8:30-9:30 am Breakfast and Overview of the work/learning projects for the day. 9:30-12:30 Project Time 12:30-2pm Lunch and group discussion around topics of most interest to the participants present. 2pm . . . People are welcome to stay and relax, swim, bike, hike. If there is interest, we will likely arrange tour opportunities of other natural building projects. Registration and other Details . . . Please contact Linda to register and receive further details regarding the weekend(s) you would like to be a part of. Registration 10 days prior to participation would be great if possible. This will help a lot with planning and organization. Work email: lei at bminet.com Work Cell 608 577-8507 (this is a Mt. Horeb number) Directions: Come to Mt Horeb from Hyw 18 take Hyw 78 exit south. Go about 3.4 miles to Mayflower rd turn right follow till end of rd. Turn right on Cty E. Take the first drive 1814 fire number. Linda Farmer Business Manager Learned Enterprises 1-800-462-0411 www.experientialeducator.com --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.665 / Virus Database: 428 - Release Date: 4/21/04
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