Annually a group of (thoughtful, active and fun) architects and natural building folks come together in the north east to share what is happening in the field. This year I attended this gathering with several colleagues which was held at the Mirthwood Earthship. We also visited the Freeville Earthship (blog and pictures) during a tour of other buildings in the region.
The weekend started on Friday evening with a “make-it-yourself” Pizza in a large Earth Oven constructed on a trailer so that it can go to events ! Here is the agenda of what was shared:
- Earthship tour
- Advanced SketchUp Techniques Skillshare, Aaron Dennis
- Heating Systems for Natural Buildings, Steve Paisley
- Natural Kitchens, Diana Katzmann
- Straw/Cell Systems: Design & Construction, Aaron Dennis with Deva Rascusin, Ace McArelton, & Ben Graham
- Assigning Market Values to Natural Homes Brent Katzmann
- Natural Building Pecha Kucha 20×20 slideshows (more info below)
- Small Business Forum Brent Katzmann
- Building for the 99% Maria Klemperer-Johnson – Lunch discussion
- Outgoing Tours Freeville Earthship blog and pictures.