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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

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5-day Cordwood Building Workshop @ Naga Bakehouse


Naga Bakehouse to conduct Cordwood Building Workshop with Guest Instructor Rob Roy of Earthwood Building School, August 15 - 19, 2011, in  Middletown Springs, Vermont. Naga Bakehouse will host a five day *hands-on* workshop in cordwood building techniques from August 15-19, 2011. The workshop will be taught by Earthwood Building School Directors, Rob and Jaki Roy, and will be held at Naga Bakehouse, a family run wood-fired bakery in Southwestern Vermont. This hands-on workshop will cover Timber Framing, Living Roofs, and Cordwood Masonry.

Workshop participants will assist in the construction of an octagonal building, complete with a living roof. This building will house a grain mill that will be used to grind locally grown wheat and other grains into flour that is used at the bakery.

Registration for the 5 day workshop is $500 per person (includes daily lunch). Please contact Naga Bakehouse to register:

Telephone at (802) 235-1282 OR (802) 325-3596 E-mail at nagabake@vermontel.net. Limited scholarships available.

Cordwood Masonry is an old building technique whereby walls are constructed of short logs (called "log-ends") laid up widthwise in the wall within a special mortar matrix. The wall derives excellent insulation and thermal mass characteristics from insulation sandwiched between the inner and outer mortar joints. Cordwood houses are low in cost, use indigenous materials, are easy and fun to build.

Naga Bakehouse is a family run wood-fired bakery specializing in hearty breads prepared using a high percentage of locally grown ingredients. The values that we embrace in our business come through in our baked goods featuring traditional, authentic, earthy, wholesome, fire kissed edible art made with rustic whole grains. More than half of the ingredients that we use in our products are personally grown by us or sourced from local producers who share our values of handmade local foods that are organic whenever possible, but always unique and fresh.

Earthwood Building School of West Chazey, NY is run by Rob and Jaki Roy. Rob has been active in the alternative building field for 30 years, he is the author of fifteen owner-building books and has conducted hundreds of workshops at Earthwood and throughout the world. Through its course offerings, books, videos, CDs, building plans and conferences, Earthwood strives to promote an integrated approach to home design, emphasizing energy efficiency, self-sufficiency and responsible stewardship of natural resources.