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Yestermorrow Sustainable Building School

A friend sent me a link to a really interesting sustainable building school called Yestermorrow. It’s located in Warren, Vermont and offers hundreds hands on courses in sustainable design, construction, woodworking, furniture making, green building, and more. It has been operating as a non profit organization since 1980.

They offer 1-day to 10-week intense courses taught by top architects, builders, and craftsmen. They also have certificate programs for woodworking, sustainable building and design, and natural building. This is a place I would absolutely LOVE to spend some time in. Here is an example of just SOME of their course offerings…

  • Green Development Best Practices (3 days)
  • Build an Earthen Oven (2 days)
  • Home Design/Build (12 days)
  • Solar Design (2 days)
  • Green Remodeling (2 days)
  • Community Design/Build (12 days)
  • Put the Fab Back in Pre-Fab (5 days)
  • Wind Power (1 day)
  • Green Building Materials (2 days)

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  • Invisible Structures: Strategies Beyond Building Green (2 days)
  • Beginning Furniture-making (5 days)
  • Learn to Build a Skin-On-Frame Kayak (2 days)
  • Intro to the Woodshop (2 days)
  • Small Scale Design/Build (7 days)
  • Permaculture Design Certification (12 days)
  • Straw bale Design/Build (5 days)
  • Green Building Materials (2 days)
  • Intro to SketchUp (2 days)
  • Sustainable Communities of the Future (5 days)

Attending Yestermorrow is about learning and expanding your knowledge, skills, and experience. There are one day workshops and three-month certificate programs with a focus on hands-on experience. The campus offers learning experiences, projects, usage of mechanical systems, and examples of previous work. I hope I get to visit this place soon!

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Here are some more interesting links to learn more about Yestermorrow Design Build School:

Yestermorrow is located at 189 VT Rte 100, Warren, VT 05674

They can be reached by telephone at 888-496-5541

On the web at www.yestermorrow.org

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  • Yestermorrow July 12, 2010, 8:21 am

    In fact, we are offering a new course this fall entitled “Less is More: Designing The Smaller Home” which might be of interest to readers of the Tiny House Talk blog. It is a 5 day course specifically for folks interested in going through the hands-on process of designing their own tiny home. October 31-November 5, 2010. Tuition $750. Location: Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Waitsfield, VT. For more information or to register: http://www.yestermorrow.org/courses/detail/less

  • Yestermorrow July 12, 2010, 2:21 pm

    In fact, we are offering a new course this fall entitled “Less is More: Designing The Smaller Home” which might be of interest to readers of the Tiny House Talk blog. It is a 5 day course specifically for folks interested in going through the hands-on process of designing their own tiny home. October 31-November 5, 2010. Tuition $750. Location: Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Waitsfield, VT. For more information or to register: http://www.yestermorrow.org/courses/detail/less

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