This is a short notice event, so we are going to make the best of it. And it is double tied to kickstarters. This event is underwritten by the proceeds from the most recent kickstarter, and Dan and I think that what happens at this event will be the fodder for the next video kickstarter!
Prep Week September 24-29
Drop trees, limb, move logs, peel. Get all the wood ready for the projects. Get all the project space ready.
Build Week Octoberber 1-5
The first project will be a berm shed. No glues. Minimal metal. We may even build some of the berm shed with zero metal. All good joinery.
The more people that are here, the more projects we will do.
There will be a strong focus on roundwood joinery. We will use power tools for some, but some of the berm shed and other projects will use 100% hand tools.
We think that a strong 12-cell berm shed can be built in 4 days - provided all the material is there and ready. We will find out!
This will be a 12-cell berm shed with each cell being 10x10, pus an eave.
If a person has already been here or paid the gapper fee, this is a free event provided that they arrive on the afternoon of September 23 or earlier and participate in all of prep week. If you wish to do this, but you have not been here before or paid the gapper fee, click here
(note that this is a tobacco and drug free campus and there will be vids and photo). If you have been here before or have paid the gapper fee, it is a first come, first serve dealio. Reply to this thread and state your intention. We will allow a maximum of 10 people. So if you are here for all of prep week, you have earned your ticket for for all of build week.
Prep week will be, effectively, the boot camp. Simple food staples are provided. Up at 7 to make your own breakfast. Work from 8 to noon. Make your own lunch. Work from 1 to 5. Make your own dinner. More about the bootcamp here: https://permies.com/wiki/bootcamp
We will allow up to four additional people to attend during just build week ... for $460. If you wish to be here just for build week, then click here
On the evening of October 5, we will begin the Rocket Oven Pizza party. This party is limited to 20 people that supported the kickstarter **AND** the people that attended RWTF workshop. There will be heaps of pizza on friday night and then we will do half of the wheaton labs tour on saturday and the other half on sunday. And there will be plenty of opportunity to try out all the rocket mass heaters, rocket ovens, rocket stoves, rocket cooktops, rocket kilns, etc.
Our lead builder will be Josh Pilch. Here he is building a log cabin:
And here he is checking out some of our roundwood timber framing last year:
More bits and bobs of info soon! We are throwing this event together super fast and loose! Come on out and do some serious building!