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.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Innovative Homes of the Mad River Valley Tour

For the fourth year, Yestermorrow organized the Innovative Homes of the Mad River Valley tour as part of the Festival of the Arts this past Saturday. With 40 participants and a big yellow school bus, we toured the Valley and visited five different homes, each with unique architectural features. At each house, the homeowner and architect told the history and story of how it was designed, built and changed over the years. Organized as a special fundraiser for Yestermorrow's scholarship fund, the event raised over $1,000!

Earth Structures class

This year's Earth Structures class (August 6-11) worked on a variety of projects including an earthbag root cellar at Rootswork, lime plastering of the cob garden wall built in our June Cob class, and building a living roof on top of the cob wall (pictured here).

The cabin is on the move...

After a few days of finishing touches and trim work, the cabin hits the road courtesy of Hap's Garage to head over the mountain to Shelburne Farms.

Cabin gets underway...

The roof trusses go up and the roof takes shape...

Community Design/Build Gets Underway

This summer's Community Design/Build class started off with three intensive days of group design and model-building for a mobile writer's cabin for Shelburne Farms. Here a group of students put the finishing touches on the model before presenting to the client.