Long Term Off Grid Shelter Building 5 Day Intensive
November 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am - November 8, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
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.
Site Selection and Foundation Work
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)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org