Events

The events listed here are provided as-is out of interest to community members. Unless otherwise noted, the ONBC does not endorse any of the following events.

To have your natural building-related event listed here, send an email to webmaster@naturalbuildingcoalition.ca with the title, location, dates, short description, and web page link. Priority will be given to events in Ontario, and to those directly related to straw bale construction.

Upcoming events

    • 02 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 09 Mar 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Peterborough

    Renewable Energy Workshop

    Installing solar panels renewable energy workshop

    Endeavour Centre, Peterborough

    Workshop Instructor: Sean Flanagan

    Workshop Description

    It is a widely held dream of many people to live a life powered by renewable energy. But it can be difficult to know how best to proceed with making this dream a reality.

    This workshop is the perfect introduction to the world of renewable energy, designed to help you figure out the best path to finding yourself living a renewable energy lifestyle. Instructor Sean Flanagan has been designing and installing renewable energy systems for over a decade, and unlike many renewable energy teachers he lives off-grid himself, giving him an intimate knowledge of what works and what doesn’t.

    The workshop covers all aspects of renewable energy:

    • Off grid and grid tied systems – Which is right for you?
    • Photovoltaics (PV, or “solar electricity”) – How it works and what components go into a system?
    • Wind energy – How it works and what components go into a system?
    • Micro hydro – How it works and what components go into s system?
    • Micro-FIT and Net Metering – How do utility companies deal with renewable systems?
    • Doing an energy audit – How much power do you need and what size system is required?
    • Living with renewable energy – Lifestyle, maintenance and monitoring
    • and much more!

    Installing solar panels renewable energy workshop


    If you’ve ever imagined yourself generating your own power from renewable sources, then this workshop is the perfect first step toward this goal.


    Installing solar panels renewable energy workshop

    For more info visit- www.endeavourcentre.org

    • 06 Apr 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 07 Apr 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Camp Kawartha, 1010 Birchview Rd, Lakefield ON
    Register
     To register, click on the REGISTER button, located below the fees listing on the left side of this page.

    Annual Ontario Natural Building Conference & AGM 2019 - "Healthy Housing"

    We invite you to join us for two days of Natural Building presentations and learning on April 6 and 7, 2019, at our annual Natural Building Conference. Like previous years, there will be a variety of workshops, round table discussions, and presentations on a variety of topics of interest to builders and potential owner-builders.


    This conference is a great opportunity to connect with others in the natural building and straw bale community who we don't often get the chance to meet up with. Tasty libations  and a music jam on Saturday evening will give everyone time to mix and mingle both personally and professionally!


    The Ontario Natural Building Coalitions’ Annual General Meeting of members will take place at 9am on Sunday April 7, followed by further educational and social events. 


    Accommodation is available from Friday night (Friday night check-ins from 5 - 9pm) through to Sunday, and super delicious and healthy meals are included. (Most food sensitivities can be accommodated)


    Accommodation is "Indoor Camping Style". Bedding and towels are not provided. You must bring your own sleeping bag, pillow and/or bedding, towels etc. A flashlight is a good idea too.


     To register, click on the REGISTER button, located below the fees listing on the left side of this page.
    PLEASE NOTE: Registering early, helps the kitchen staff plan our delicious meals!

    For Ride Shares, go to our Facebook Ride Share Page and coordinate a ride with others.

    Location
    Camp Kawartha  / Outdoor Education Centre
    1010 Birchview Road
    Lakefield, Ontario, Canada
    Directions and map


    Stay tuned for conference presenters bio's coming soon!


     Schedule - Saturday

    8:30 - 10:00 am  Registration (please arrive early, so you can check-in, find your cabin etc., and not miss any of the conference!
    10 am   Welcome and Housekeeping - Tim Krahn, ONBC President  

    10:30 am - Plenary Session: Buildings as Systems - Andrew Oding, General Manager, Director of Building Science for Building Knowledge


    12:00- 1:00  Lunch - Raffle tickets on sale.

    1:00 - 2:15 PM - Break-out Sessions

    Panel Discussion - Rotary Hall - Healthy Materials: labels, MSCS, research and experience in the field - Panel:  Chris Magwood, Jen Feigin, Melanie Scott, Melinda Zytaruk


    2:15-3:15 PM - Break-out Sessions

    Rotary Hall - Case Study: Healthy Materials used in a 2018 residential renovation - Shane MacInnes

    Learning Centre - Case Study: Fire and Water damage to a straw bale wall system - Deirdre McGahern


    Dining Hall - Attendee selected session

    3:15-3:30 Break - raffle tickets on sale

    3:30-5:00 PM - Plenary Session: Building Biology - Bobby Ilg, Ilg and Ilg Architects and Interior Design - Building Biology design philosophy and examples from Bobby's Architecture practice in Ottawa


    5:00 -11:00 pm   BaleHeart Bar opens with organic wines and craft beers and ales.


    6:00 pm  Dinner - Raffle tickets on sale.


    7:30 pm   Slide Show of Recent Natural & Bale Buildings

    "5x5" Slide Show- photos and stories from over a dozen contributors (send your five photos to ckeetch@webhart.net before March 20)


    8:30 pm   Socializing and musical mayhem. Bring your instrument and join the Jam Session!

    11:00 pm Last call at the bar.

                Sunday

                8:00 am - Breakfast

                9:00 am   Ontario Natural Building Coalition Annual General Meeting, ONBC Board

                10:00-12:00 AM - Plenary Session - First Nations Adaptation to Renewable Energy and Water Infrastructure, Training the Sustainable Builders of the Future

                 - Marianne Griffith & First Nations partners

                12:00  Lunch

                1:00 PM - 2:15 Break Out Sessions

                Rotary Hall - The Future of Paint is found in the Past, Part One - John and Michael Sinclair


                Learning Centre - Low Carbon/Energy Foundations - Joshua Thorton, Deirdre McGahern, Tim Krahn


                Dining Hall - Attendee Selected Session


                2:15- 3:15pm Break Out Sessions

                Rotary Hall The Future of Paint is found in the Past, Part Two - John and Michael Sinclair, Deirdre McGahern


                Learning Centre - HVAC design for healthy houses - Jordan Hoogendam, Greg Leskien, Zon Engineering Inc.


                Dining Hall - Attendee Selected Session


                3:30 PM - Fun-Raising Raffle Draw - ONBC Board Members

                4:00 PM - Closing Remarks and Safe Travels

                PLEASE NOTE: Registering early, helps the kitchen staff plan our delicious meals!


                 To register, click on the REGISTER button, located below the fees listing, on the left side of this page.

                Members will receive member pricing by logging in with your email address and password using the two boxes at the top of every page of this website. 

                Non-members can obtain member pricing, by becoming a new member (starts at $25) before registering.


                Display Tables

                There will be opportunity for free display tables (2’ – 4’ space only) for our Professional Members as well as presentation boards of current work to display.


                Also, if you have a current straw bale or natural building you would like to show in our slide show, please send 2 – 5 pictures to Cheryl Keetch by March 20. 613-633-3557


                Please contact us if you would like to become a sponsor of this year's conference.


                • 08 Apr 2019
                • 9:00 AM
                • 26 Jul 2019
                • 5:00 PM
                • Endeavour Centre

                2019 Program Dates: April 8 – July 26

                Endeavour’s Sustainable New Construction course is a unique, full time, hands-on sustainable building program.

                You will find yourself at the centre of a building project that achieves the highest goals of sustainable green building:

                Zero net energy use
                – Zero embodied carbon
                – Zero toxins
                – Zero construction waste

                You will work with teachers and practitioners who are leaders in the field and work with fellow participants who are motivated and enthusiastic.

                It is a unique experience unlike any other construction program in the world!

                For more info please visit- www.endeavourcentre.org

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                For 2019, the hands-on project for this program will be building a duplex cabin at a camp near Orillia, Ontario. The four-season cabin will aim to meet the highest possible targets for energy efficiency, indoor environment quality, carbon footprint and construction waste.

                 

                Sustainable New Construction Course Overview

                Our full-time Sustainable New Construction course involves you in every aspect of making a highly sustainable building.

                From simple natural building materials to state-of-the-art energy systems, you will experience the learning that comes from being responsible for all aspects of construction, from planning and budgeting to finishes and systems commissioning.

                Interacting with experienced builders and tradespeople, students work with designs, materials and technologies that are at the forefront of sustainable building.

                The learning experience suits the seasoned building professional and the excited newcomer alike. The diversity of students in our classes creates a unique atmosphere of cooperation, shared learning and partnership.

                This experience can put you on the path to a future in sustainable building, from first-time owner-builder to general contractor or specialized subcontractor.

                Kara endorsement

                Job Site Experience (75% of program)

                Meaningful job site experience is at the heart of the SNC program. We believe in putting our students in roles of individual responsibility within a cooperative, team-based approach to construction. Working with our experienced instructors and licensed trade professionals, you will be involved in the complete construction cycle of a high-performance building.

                On the job site, you’ll learn about:

                • Installing structural systems, including foundation, walls and roofs, all chosen to meet the highest sustainability criteria
                • Creating energy efficient building enclosures, achieving air tightness and avoiding thermal bridges
                • Choosing and installing healthy, natural finishes
                • Choosing and installing efficient, low-carbon heating, cooling and ventilation systems

                Classroom Modules (25% of program)

                What Is Sustainable Building?

                • Discovering the language, development and practices of sustainable building is an important beginning to the construction work that will follow. This module covers the history of the movement toward sustainable building, the working language and terminology of the field and a primer in the technologies currently in use to create sustainable buildings.
                • Learn about a wide variety of green building programs (from The Living Building Challenge to EnergyStar) and their philosophy, principles and rating systems.

                Building Science

                • Successful sustainable buildings put good building science to use. This module introduces building science and provides the “thinking platform” that will inform our entire building process.
                • Learn about heat and moisture flows, energy modelling and a thorough building science approach to design and construction for highest performance levels, durability and occupant health and comfort.

                Building Structure

                • Buildings are complex structural systems. This module examines structural principles and how we can put those into practice to create strong, durable buildings.
                • Learn about a wide range of natural building materials and approaches, from earthbag to straw bale to timber framing.

                Renewable Energy & Mechanical Systems

                • Resilient buildings incorporate passive technologies with renewable energy to create buildings with minimal environmental impacts. This module takes a holistic approach to the design and integration of a building’s mechanical systems.
                • Learn about a wide range of renewable energy, heating, cooling, ventilation, water and waste strategies and systems.

                Reading Construction Plans

                • The conversation between designer and builder is based on the construction drawings. This module helps to bring drawings to life and enables you to read, understand and modify drawings.
                • Learn about the complete construction plan process, from client interviews to drafting to material take-offs.

                The Art of Natural Building

                • Beauty is integral to building, and beautiful buildings are visually exciting, nurturing and inspiring. This module explores the pursuit of beauty in building in theory and in practice.
                • Learn an artistic approach to crafting materials, and many ways of using beautiful natural finishes.

                Sustainable Design

                • Each student completes an extensive design assignment, generating a set of sustainable goals, an initial design proposal and a set of preliminary architectural drawing
                • Students learn to use Sketch-Up 3D design software
                • Design projects are for real-world clients, offering experience in client interaction and expectations

                The Business of Sustainable Building

                • It will take dedicated sustainable builders to affect real change in our construction industry. This module brings professionalism and sustainable building together.
                • Learn how the construction business works, and how sustainable builders can make real change while earning a sustainable living.

                Worksite Health & Safety

                • Health and safety are as important in sustainable building as in any kind of construction. This module offers several key safety certifications and training in job site procedure and safety.
                • Learn how to function safely in a wide variety of job site scenarios, from identifying hazardous materials to proper use of personal safety equipment and scaffolding.

                Sustainable New Construction Entry Requirements

                There are no formal prerequisites for the sustainable new construction program. The curriculum is designed to accommodate those with lots of construction experience as well as those with little or no building background. The selection process for participants is based on a cover letter you send with your application. We are looking for participants who are serious about pursuing a life path in sustainable and natural building.

                Tuition Fee

                $5,500 (CDN) + HST. Maximum class size: 10

                Apply Now!

                After you graduate…

                Graduates of Endeavour’s Sustainable New Construction course have found employment in a wide range of roles, in Canada and around the world. Some have gone on to become sustainable building contractors, others have specialized in sub-trades such as straw bale wall builders, earthen floor installers, natural plastering, renewable energy installation, green roofing and timber framing. Others have found roles in the design field and as consultants. A few graduates have gone on to build their own sustainable homes. Further training is also possible, with some graduates continuing their education in fields like architecture, building science, carpentry and electrical.

                With Endeavour’s strong connections among sustainable builders and designers in Canada and around the world, many pathways open up for our graduates! Over 70% of our graduates have found work in their desired field.

                Check out our most recent Sustainable New Construction project HERE.

                Sustainable New Construction course testimonial

                • 13 Apr 2019
                • 9:00 AM
                • 14 Apr 2019
                • 4:30 PM
                • Peterborough

                Carpentry For Women


                Endeavour Centre, Peterborough

                Workshop Instructor(s): Jen Feigin & Deirdre McGahern


                Workshop Description

                This workshop is intended to create a friendly, inviting space for women who would like to learn the basics of carpentry. In the comfort of a women-only space, Jen and Deirdre will introduce you to the world of measuring, marking and layout, hand and power tools, and eco-friendly finishes.

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                Over two days, you will gain confidence in basic carpentry as you work on a take-home project. There will be plenty of time to practice with tools and to become familiar with terminology. You’ll learn about tool safety, how to choose and buy tools, selecting and purchasing materials for projects, making sketches for projects and choosing non-toxic, healthy finishes.

                The small group learning will afford lots of time to ask questions and discuss ideas.

                Each participant will construct and bring home a pair of folding saw horses that can be used as a work platform for future projects or as a base for a desk!

                Jen is a builder and designer with the Endeavour Centre. Deirdre is the owner of Straworks, a design-build firm based in Peterborough.


                For more info please visit- www.endeavourcentre.org
                • 25 May 2019
                • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
                • Peterborough

                At our Essential Hempcrete workshop you will learn how you can create a remarkable home insulation material from the hemp plant!

                 

                This workshop is based on the new book, Essential Hempcrete Construction, written by course instructor Chris Magwood.

                 

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                Hempcrete (or hemp-lime) construction uses chopped hemp hurd (the woody core of the hemp plant) mixed with hydraulic lime to create an insulation material with excellent thermal, moisture-handling, fire-resistance, non-toxic and structural properties. Hempcrete is also a carbon sequestering material.

                 

                In the Essential Hempcrete workshop, you will find out how hempcrete is made, see a slideshow of various Canadian and international hempcrete building projects, and gain an understanding of how, why and where hempcrete is an appropriate material choice. In the classroom, we will look at the costs, material sourcing and building science of using hempcrete on new building projects and renovations.

                 

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                In the hands-on component of the workshop, you will learn how to assess the necessary materials and create a hempcrete mix that is appropriate for wall, floor and roof installations.  You will learn how to work safely with the materials and equipment used for hempcrete production. Every participant will leave with a hempcrete block they cast themselves!

                 

                Our Essential Hempcrete workshop is the primer you need to start making and installing your own hempcrete insulation!

                 

                For more info Please visit- http://endeavourcentre.org/ 
                • 01 Jun 2019
                • 02 Jun 2019
                • Peterborough

                Design Your Own Sustainable Home


                June1-2, 2019

                Endeavour Centre, Peterborough

                Workshop Instructor:
                Chris Magwood

                Workshop Description

                The dream of designing and building one’s own home is one of the most deeply held desires in our culture. The dream of designing and building a sustainable home marries that desire with a wish to live lightly (and affordably!) on the planet.

                However, many questions face the prospective owner-builder setting out on this journey. To design yourself or hire a designer? To build yourself, or hire builders for different phases? How to choose from a myriad of competing natural building materials? How to choose heating options, water and waste options, electricity options? How to manage budgets and timelines? How to choose a piece of land? This workshop will explore all of these questions in an in-depth way.

                The workshop is designed to be an un-biased look at all the options available to the prospective owner-builder, and to assist you with tools to help you assess and choose your way to the house of your dreams. You will leave this workshop ready to handle all the competing claims and information you will face by focusing on your personal goals and aspirations and creating a road map for how best to meet them.


                Entry Requirements
                Open to all


                For more information please visit:


                http://endeavourcentre.org



                Fees include healthy lunch (vegan and vegetarian options available)

                Maximum class size: 12

                • 29 Jul 2019
                • 9:00 AM
                • 01 Aug 2019
                • 4:30 PM
                • Kingston

                Hempcrete Construction Intensive Workshop

                 

                Location: Near Kingston, ON

                Instructor: Chris Magwood

                 

                At our Hempcrete Construction Intensive Workshop you will learn everything you need to know to create a remarkable home insulation material from the hemp plant and to install it in your building!

                 

                Hempcrete is an exciting addition to the construction palette in North America! Hempcrete (or hemp-lime) construction uses chopped hemp hurd (the woody core of the hemp plant) mixed with hydraulic lime to create an insulation material with excellent thermal, moisture-handling, fire-resistance, non-toxic and structural properties. Hempcrete is also a carbon sequestering material.

                 

                Over the four days of this intensive workshop, you will learn about hempcrete theory and design in two classroom sessions, and get plenty of practical, hands-on learning experience on a small hempcrete building.

                 

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                Topics that will be covered include:

                  • Ecological and health impacts of hempcrete building
                  • Design basics for hempcrete insulation
                  • How to source hemp and lime materials
                  • Different ways of using hempcrete and incorporating hempcrete into different framing systems
                  • How to properly detail a hempcrete wall to be air tight and energy efficient
                  • Plaster preparation & plaster recipes for various types of plaster
                  • Plaster application and care
                  • and much more!

                 

                Instructor Chris Magwood is an experienced hempcrete builder and is the author of the book Essential Hempcrete Construction. “Magwood has combined his deep understanding of building science with some fortuitous hands-on experience of working with hempcrete to craft this timely and detailed guide to the essentials of hempcrete construction.” -Kelly Hart, www.greenhomebuilding.com

                 

                For anybody interested in building with hempcrete, this workshop is the ideal place to dive into the hands-on and theoretical learning process!


                For more info please visit-http://endeavourcentre.org/event/hempcrete-intensive/

                • 29 Jul 2019
                • 9:00 AM
                • 01 Aug 2019
                • 4:30 PM
                • Kingston

                Straw Bale Construction Intensive Workshop

                 

                Workshop Instructors: Jen Feigin & Deirdre McGahern of Straworks, Inc.

                 

                Straw bale building continues to be one of the key sustainable building technologies, where high environmental performance meets code-ready, accessible and affordable technology. Straw bales can create beautiful, energy-efficient homes that are light on the environment and invite owner-builder participation in the process.

                 

                This four-day straw bale construction intensive workshop is taught by three leading practitioners of straw bale building in Ontario, with almost 50 years of combined experience. They have designed this workshop to give you the most practical and up-to-date information about building with straw bales.

                 

                Over the four days, participants will learn about straw building theory and design in two classroom sessions, and get plenty of practical, hands-on learning experience on a code-approved straw bale building.

                 

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                Topics that will be covered include:

                • Ecological and health impacts of straw bale building
                • Design basics for straw buildings
                • How to find and select bales
                • Different ways of using straw bales and incorporating them into different framing systems
                • How to properly detail a straw bale wall to be air tight and energy efficient
                • Plaster preparation & plaster recipes for various types of plaster
                • Plaster application and care
                • and much more!

                For anybody interested in building a straw bale home, this workshop is the ideal place to start the hands-on and theoretical learning process!

                 

                Entry Requirements
                Open to all

                 

                Maximum class size: 15


                For more info please visit- http://endeavourcentre.org/event/strawbale-intensive/


                • 21 Sep 2019
                • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
                • Peterborough

                At our Essential Hempcrete workshop you will learn how you can create a remarkable home insulation material from the hemp plant!

                 

                This workshop is based on the new book, Essential Hempcrete Construction, written by course instructor Chris Magwood.

                 

                essential hempcrete construction

                Hempcrete (or hemp-lime) construction uses chopped hemp hurd (the woody core of the hemp plant) mixed with hydraulic lime to create an insulation material with excellent thermal, moisture-handling, fire-resistance, non-toxic and structural properties. Hempcrete is also a carbon sequestering material.

                 

                In the Essential Hempcrete workshop, you will find out how hempcrete is made, see a slideshow of various Canadian and international hempcrete building projects, and gain an understanding of how, why and where hempcrete is an appropriate material choice. In the classroom, we will look at the costs, material sourcing and building science of using hempcrete on new building projects and renovations.

                 

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                In the hands-on component of the workshop, you will learn how to assess the necessary materials and create a hempcrete mix that is appropriate for wall, floor and roof installations.  You will learn how to work safely with the materials and equipment used for hempcrete production. Every participant will leave with a hempcrete block they cast themselves!

                 

                Our Essential Hempcrete workshop is the primer you need to start making and installing your own hempcrete insulation!

                 

                For more info Please visit- http://endeavourcentre.org/
                • 05 Oct 2019
                • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
                • Peterborough

                Renewable Energy Workshop

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                Endeavour Centre, Peterborough


                Workshop Instructor: Sean Flanagan

                Workshop Description

                It is a widely held dream of many people to live a life powered by renewable energy. But it can be difficult to know how best to proceed with making this dream a reality.

                This workshop is the perfect introduction to the world of renewable energy, designed to help you figure out the best path to finding yourself living a renewable energy lifestyle. Instructor Sean Flanagan has been designing and installing renewable energy systems for over a decade, and unlike many renewable energy teachers he lives off-grid himself, giving him an intimate knowledge of what works and what doesn’t.

                The workshop covers all aspects of renewable energy:

                • Off grid and grid tied systems – Which is right for you?
                • Photovoltaics (PV, or “solar electricity”) – How it works and what components go into a system?
                • Wind energy – How it works and what components go into a system?
                • Micro hydro – How it works and what components go into s system?
                • Micro-FIT and Net Metering – How do utility companies deal with renewable systems?
                • Doing an energy audit – How much power do you need and what size system is required?
                • Living with renewable energy – Lifestyle, maintenance and monitoring
                • and much more!

                Installing solar panels renewable energy workshop

                For More info please visit:

                http://endeavourcentre.org/event/introduction-to-renewable-energy-workshop/


                Maximum class size: 12

                Installing solar panels renewable energy workshop


                For more info please visit- http://endeavourcentre.org/

                • 19 Oct 2019
                • 20 Oct 2019
                • Peterborough

                Carpentry For Women


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                Endeavour Centre, Peterborough

                Note: This workshop is being offered three times in 2016. Be sure to register for the correct date.

                Workshop Instructor(s): Jen Feigin & Deirdre McGahern

                Workshop Description

                This workshop is intended to create a friendly, inviting space for women who would like to learn the basics of carpentry. In the comfort of a women-only space, Jen and Deirdre will introduce you to the world of measuring, marking and layout, hand and power tools, and eco-friendly finishes.

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                Over two days, you will gain confidence in basic carpentry as you work on a take-home project. There will be plenty of time to practice with tools and to become familiar with terminology. You’ll learn about tool safety, how to choose and buy tools, selecting and purchasing materials for projects, making sketches for projects and choosing non-toxic, healthy finishes.

                The small group learning will afford lots of time to ask questions and discuss ideas.

                Each participant will construct and bring home a pair of folding saw horses that can be used as a work platform for future projects or as a base for a desk!

                Jen is a builder and designer with the Endeavour Centre. Deirdre is the owner of Straworks, a design-build firm based in Peterborough.


                For more information please visit:


                http://endeavourcentre.org/event
                • 16 Nov 2019
                • 9:00 AM
                • 17 Nov 2019
                • 4:30 PM
                • Peterborough

                Design Your Own Sustainable Home



                Endeavour Centre, Peterborough

                Workshop Instructor:
                Chris Magwood

                Workshop Description

                The dream of designing and building one’s own home is one of the most deeply held desires in our culture. The dream of designing and building a sustainable home marries that desire with a wish to live lightly (and affordably!) on the planet.

                However, many questions face the prospective owner-builder setting out on this journey. To design yourself or hire a designer? To build yourself, or hire builders for different phases? How to choose from a myriad of competing natural building materials? How to choose heating options, water and waste options, electricity options? How to manage budgets and timelines? How to choose a piece of land? This workshop will explore all of these questions in an in-depth way.

                The workshop is designed to be an un-biased look at all the options available to the prospective owner-builder, and to assist you with tools to help you assess and choose your way to the house of your dreams. You will leave this workshop ready to handle all the competing claims and information you will face by focusing on your personal goals and aspirations and creating a road map for how best to meet them.


                Entry Requirements
                Open to all


                For more information please visit:


                http://endeavourcentre.org


              Past events

              09 Feb 2019 Carpentry For Women
              02 Feb 2019 Design Your Own Sustainable Home
              20 Oct 2018 Prefab Straw Bale Construction Workshop
              20 Oct 2018 Construction Skills for Women
              30 Sep 2018 Ontario Natural Homes Tour - Sun. Sept 30, 2018
              18 Aug 2018 Building with Hempcrete Workshop
              16 Jul 2018 Timber Framing – Three Week Intensive
              07 Jul 2018 Earth Floors Workshop
              16 Jun 2018 Plastering Systems for Straw Bale Construction
              28 May 2018 Building Code Course– Legal Process 2012
              07 May 2018 5 Month Sustainable Renovation Program
              07 Apr 2018 Ontario Natural Building Conference & AGM 2018
              24 Mar 2018 Intro to Sketch-Up
              28 Aug 2017 Ontario Natural Homes Tour - Sunday Sept 24, 2017
              01 Apr 2017 Ontario Natural Building Conference & AGM 2017
              03 Dec 2016 Rocket Mass Heater workshop
              18 Nov 2016 Straw Bale Building Workshop
              12 Nov 2016 Net Zero Energy Certification Course
              30 Oct 2016 Light Clay/Straw Workshop
              22 Oct 2016 Making and Applying Your Own Natural Finish Plasters
              03 Oct 2016 Networking Cocktails, hosted by the French Natural Fibres Trade Mission
              02 Oct 2016 Ontario Natural Homes Tour
              24 Sep 2016 Eco-Paints: Understanding and Using Healthy House Paint
              06 Aug 2016 Build Your Own Adobe Bread & Pizza Oven
              16 Jul 2016 Make a Wooden Cutting Board workshop
              01 Jul 2016 Make Your Own Solar Shower
              18 Jun 2016 Net Zero Energy Certification Course
              11 Jun 2016 Rocket Mass Heater workshop
              06 Jun 2016 Building Code Courses -Small Buildings
              27 May 2016 Fundamentals of Building Science
              14 May 2016 Build Your Own Adobe Bread & Pizza Oven
              24 Apr 2016 Compressed Earth Block Workshop
              10 Apr 2016 Light Clay/Straw Workshop
              19 Mar 2016 Design Your Own Sustainable Home – in Ottawa
              12 Mar 2016 Building Code Course– Legal Process 2012
              01 Mar 2016 Green & Healthy Home Renovation series
              13 Feb 2016 Tadelakt Plastering
              08 Feb 2016 Ontario Building Code Course- HOUSE 2012
              08 Feb 2016 Eco Paints: Understanding Healthy House Paint – Toronto
              06 Feb 2016 Design Your Own Sustainable Home – in Toronto
              05 Dec 2015 Making and Applying Your Own Natural Finish Plaster
              29 Nov 2015 Hempcrete Workshop
              28 Nov 2015 Renewable Energy Workshop
              13 Nov 2015 (copy) Ontario Building Code (BCIN) – General Legal
              07 Nov 2015 Tadelakt Plaster for Beginners
              31 Oct 2015 Design Your Own Sustainable Home
              25 Oct 2015 Natural Building Design: New or Retrofit
              24 Oct 2015 Eco Conscious Living: Create Your Own Personal Transition Plan!
              03 Oct 2015 Plastering for Straw Bale Construction
              25 Sep 2015 Straw Bale Building Workshop
              18 Sep 2015 Framing Carpentry for Women
              12 Sep 2015 Build Your Own Adobe Bread & Pizza Oven
              05 Sep 2015 Earthbag Building Workshop
              08 Aug 2015 Earth Floors Workshop
              25 Jul 2015 Natural, Non-toxic Eco-Paints Workshop
              26 Jun 2015 Ontario Building Code (BCIN) – General Legal
              20 Jun 2015 Carpentry For Women
              12 Jun 2015 Rocket Stove/Rocket Mass Heater workshop
              29 May 2015 Framing Carpentry for Women
              28 Mar 2015 Natural Building Conference & AGM 2015
              09 Jan 2015 Emerge: Leadership Islandwood Weekend Residency
              01 Nov 2014 Hempcrete Workshop
              26 Oct 2014 Natural Building Design
              25 Oct 2014 Eco Conscious Living
              21 Sep 2014 Tour the house that Thinks, Drinks, and Breathes!
              19 Sep 2014 Fundamentals of Building Science
              24 Aug 2014 The Art of Tool Sharpening Workshop
              16 Aug 2014 Carpentry for Women
              09 Aug 2014 Adobe Oven/ Pizza Oven Building
              12 Jul 2014 2012 General Legal -Ontario Building Code (BCIN) Courses-
              12 Jul 2014 Brick & Stone Masonry Repair For The Homeowner
              05 Jul 2014 Tadelakt for Beginners
              01 Jul 2014 Make Your Own Solar Shower
              01 Jul 2014 Straw Bale Building Workshop
              01 Jul 2014 Plastering for Straw Bale Construction
              21 Jun 2014 Introduction to earth and lime plasters
              14 Jun 2014 Milk Paint Finishing Workshop
              24 May 2014 2012 House -Ontario Building Code (BCIN) Courses-
              10 May 2014 Design Your Own Sustainable Home workshop
              01 Mar 2014 Natural Building Conference & AGM 2014
              30 Jan 2014 Natural Building Symposium and Special Panel Event at the Guelph Organic Conference
              11 Jan 2014 Women's Carpentry
              23 Nov 2013 Design Your Own Sustainable Home workshop
              09 Nov 2013 Straw Bale Building Workshop
              13 Sep 2013 Earth Plaster Finishes
              24 Aug 2013 Artistic Clay Plaster Finishes Workshop
              16 Aug 2013 Clay Floors with Sukita Reay Crimmel
              29 Jun 2013 Hypar Lightweight Roofing Workshop
              15 Jun 2013 Fifth Wind Farm Party
              27 May 2013 A Straw Bale workshop with Tom Rijven
              12 May 2013 Sufficient Living Introduction: Small Scale Homesteading
              27 Apr 2013 HOW TO CREATE YOUR ORGANIC DREAM HOME
              24 Mar 2013 Home Energetic Balancing - 1 DAY WORKSHOP
              23 Mar 2013 Building Code BCIN Course - Part 9/House
              18 Mar 2013 Fundamentals of Building Science
              16 Mar 2013 Natural Building Conference & AGM 2013
              16 Mar 2013 Timber Frame Joinery
              16 Mar 2013 Report on Natural Building Conference and AGM 2013 By Frank Tettemer
              12 Mar 2013 Home Energetic Balancing - FREE EVENING SEMINAR
              11 Mar 2013 Hypar Lightweight Roof Workshop
              10 Mar 2013 Natural Building House Design - 1 DAY WORKSHOP
              23 Feb 2013 How to Create your Organic Dream Home - 2 DAY WORKSHOP
              16 Feb 2013 Timber Frame Joinery
              16 Feb 2013 Tadelakt for Beginners
              12 Feb 2013 Healthy Organic Building - FREE EVENING SEMINAR
              02 Feb 2013 Building Code BCIN Course - General Legal
              20 Jan 2013 Artistic Clay Finish Plasters
              16 Jan 2013 How to Install a Clivus Multrum composting toilet workshop
              08 Dec 2012 Knots and Rigging for Construction workshop
              29 Nov 2012 Passive Buildings Canada AGM
              17 Nov 2012 Design Your Own Sustainable Home workshop
              20 Oct 2012 Straw Bale Building Workshop with Master Builder Tom Rijven
              20 Oct 2012 Being Your Own General Contractor
              13 Oct 2012 Designing Your Own Sustainable Home: A Workshop for Owner-Builders
              30 Sep 2012 2012 Fall House Tour
              16 Sep 2012 2012 International Straw Bale Conference
              19 Aug 2012 A Natural Building Introduction – with Architecture for Humanity (Toronto Chapter)
              19 Aug 2012 Earth Floors 101 Workshop
              12 Aug 2012 Cordwood and Straw Bale Together at Last!
              29 Jul 2012 Make Your Own Solar Shower
              27 Jul 2012 Engineering Outside The Box, with Bruce King & John Straube
              26 Jul 2012 Architecture after Oil: Natural Building in the 21st Century with Bruce King
              22 Jun 2012 Earth Plasters & Natural Paint Finishes: Workshop
              13 Jun 2012 Building with Straw TALK + Energy Balancing Tools for EMF Protection Presentation
              16 May 2012 Natural Earth Building TALK + Energy Balancing Tools for EMF Protection Presentation
              09 May 2012 Building quarter-domes
              27 Apr 2012 Sustainable Building with WOOD, Part 2
              09 Apr 2012 5 Month Sustainable Building Certificate
              31 Mar 2012 Being Your Own General Contractor
              30 Mar 2012 Sustainable Building with WOOD, Part 1
              24 Mar 2012 2012 OSBBC AGM & Building Conference
              21 Mar 2012 Creating your Healthy, Organic Dream Home
              10 Mar 2012 Building Code - Small Buildings
              01 May 2011 OSBBC AGM
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