Tuesday, August 15, 2006
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!
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).
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.