Yurt Building Workshops January 2015

Building one’s own shelter is incredibly empowering and our workshops takes the participant on an experiential education journey involving many aspects of traditional and natural building practices.

Join Little Foot Yurts; makers of traditional style yurts and learn how to build your own yurt – a low impact, affordable, shelter originating from Central Asia. Versatile and portable the yurt can be used for a cabin, studio, guest home or workshop space.

This two and a half day workshop will provide a thorough introduction to yurts, and the basics of yurt construction including: coppice as a timber crop, Acadian forest species, making a greenwood working station, using a drawknife, froe and other hand tools, planning and designing your walls, roof, and wheel, and erecting a yurt. Open to all skill levels. Families welcome. (Children 6 and under are free, children between 7-13 are half price, and 14 and up are normal price) We recommend those people coming with children to have two adults present so you can both get an opportunity to be involved in all activities and discussions.

Leave with the practical skills and resources to start building your own yurt. For an in depth look into our workshop please refer to our Yurt Building Workshop outline .

When: Two workshop dates: January 23th-25th AND January 30th-Feb 1st

Where: 1459 White Rock Rd, Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Cost: $320 plus tax: Includes workshop fee, yurt camping, gourmet local & organic vegetarian food, and a yurt zine.

Accommodation: Sleep, eat, learn and share with others in comfortable yurts equipped with a log burner. Compost toilets and a warm yurt kitchen will be available for dinning.

Registration: Please register online at the link below. Click here to see the full agenda. Numbers are limited to ten people so please register as soon as possible and confirm with a mail in deposit or interac e-transfer to info@lfy.ca.

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of $160 is required to reserve your spot. The deposit is due five days after you have completed the registration. Online registration closes December 15th.

What to bring? Warm sleeping bag and roll matt, pillow, warm and waterproof clothing, flashlight or head torch, note book, pen pencil & eraser, ruler, calculator, musical instruments and a potluck item for Friday evening.

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