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Natural Builders North East – Gathering near Ithaca NY

Natural Builders North East – Gathering near Ithaca NY

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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

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