Build It Yourself: Schools Dedicated to Teaching Green Building

Fulfill your dream of building a natural home with training from these schools.

| September/October 2003

Cal-Earth Institute

Hesperia, California
The Cal-Earth Institute offers week-long retreats on superadobe (sandbags filled with earth and stacked in coils) and ceramic techniques developed by architect Nader Khalili. (760) 244-0614

Earthwood Building School

West Chazy, New York
One- to five-day workshops on cordwood masonry (short log-ends laid widthwise within a mortar matrix), earth-sheltered housing, and stone circles. (518) 493-7744

Fox Maple School of Traditional Building

West Brownfield, Maine
Explore joined timber frame, thatch, straw/clay, wood chip/clay, wattle and daub, cob, straw bales, and earth plasters with the Fox Maple school. (207) 935-3720

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