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Learn how to build an efficient cold climate shelter inspired by Cree, Passamaquoddy, and Sami designs.  This hands on experience will give you the ability to build your own shelter using natural and easy to acquire materials.

Topic Covered:

Site Selection and Foundation Work

Materials Preparation

Natural and man made flooring pros and cons

Floor Plan Considerations for Efficiency, Passive Solar,and Air Flow Management

Rocket Stove Heating Systems

Making Conductive and Insulative Cob

Wattle and Daub

Species Selection and Processing of Framing Materials

Vapor Barrier and Insulative Resources and Application

Building the Thermal Envelope

Air Flow Management

Safety, Maintenance and Up Keep

(Subjects in Bold Type will be the hands on portion of each course in the sequence of Long Term Shelter courses through the year)

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Maine Primitive Skills School offers campsites to students during their stay at no extra charge. When preparing to arrive, plan as if you were going on a comfortable car camping experience. You will have easy access to your vehicles during meals and before and after course times. Check out our “What to Bring” page and don’t hesitate to contact the school for more details.

Using time tested designs, natural as well as easily scavenged modern materials to create an energy efficient, long lasting four seasons shelter.

Time: Sat. 9am – Wed. 4pm

Limit: 12 Students

Deposits transferable but non-refundable

Minimum Age: 16 years and older

Course location:- Maine Primitive Skills School, 716 Church Hill Road, Augusta, ME 04330   www.primitiveskills.com  Tel: +1 207-623-7298 E-Mail: staff@primitiveskills.com