Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Waitsfield, Vermont offers over 80 hands-on courses per year in design, construction, woodworking, and architectural craft and offers a variety of courses concentrating in sustainable design. Now in its 35th year, Yestermorrow is one of the only design/build schools in the country, teaching both design and construction skills. Our hands-on 1-day to 3-week workshops, certificate programs and semester programs are taught by top architects, builders, and craftspeople from across the country. For people of all ages and experience levels, from novice to professional.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Mud Season

The last bits of snow are melting away in the corners of the Yestermorrow campus... and mud season has arrived! All kinds of interesting things are re-appearing after being covered by a blanket of white, and compact cars are disappearing into the ruts in our driveway. A few shoots fo green are daring to emerge, but winter may not be over yet!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The Great West Wall: Week Two

We are continuing our work on the west wall of the Yestermorrow workshop this week....

A little background about this project:

In the mid-to-late nineties, the former Alpen Inn was gutted and renovated to become the new home of the Yestermorrow Design/Build School. This included deepening the exterior walls on the interior to allow for super-insulating the building, and replacing the old single pane windows with new triple paned high efficiency windows. This work was done in phases throughout the building, and the last phase has remained the workshop wall--hence the work we are doing now. Completing this project will conclude the insulation work for our main building.

In addition to switching out the old Alpen-era window and door openings, and building in the thicker wall, we are also installing a beam header for a large door that will allow us to move large projects and materials in and out of the shop.

Yay Yestermorrow!

Hello Everyone! Happy Spring -- it has arrived with bells on here in the valley today!

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Yestermorrow in the News

This month we've seen a couple of great features come out on Yestermorrow in the news. Check it out:

West Wall Renovation in Progress

The Great West Wall project also made great progress this week, according to Dave:
“We have removed all the old doors and windows and installed the replacements in the designated openings. The remaining openings have been framed in and sheathed. We have also successfully installed the microlam beam without any trouble. Next week we will continue the project by starting to frame out the new interior wall, relocating the electrical work and dust collector as needed, and preparing the wall for insulating.”


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