March 23-28, 2015
We’re happy to announce a six-day, all-inclusive log-building workshop in Estonia in March 2015. This is a valuable chance to learn about Estonian carpentry both in theory and practice, from some of the country’s pre-eminent builders and scholars.
Over the six-day workshop, you’ll learn traditional Estonian log-building by cutting and raising a traditional smoke sauna, a small log building that is an iconic form in Estonian vernacular architecture. Workshop participants will also learn about the historical and cultural context of log-building in Estonia, and about historic buildings and restoration techniques.
The workshop curriculum includes a visit to a nearby shop specializing in traditional clay and earth plastering, a day in an open-air museum and tours of the workshops of local log-building companies.
The course will be hosted by Vanaajamaja, an Estonian non-profit organization dedicated to establishing training programs, disseminating information, and generally serving as a center of Estonian traditional building and log house renovation for the professional and general public alike.
The course will be held in the Mooste Training Center, a complex of restored stone and timber buildings surrounding 16th-century Mooste Manor. Accommodations are at the Mooste guesthouse, which is a restored building in the historic manor complex. All meals will be provided, with an emphasis on local, home-cooked Estonian food.
Participants are not expected to have any log building experience.
Cost: 650 euros. This price includes everything in-country: transport, tuition, accommodation, meals, organized field-trips. Participants are responsible for their own plane tickets, travel insurance, and extra-curricular costs. Space is limited to 6 participants; please register early.
More information/questions: http://vanaajamaja.ee/en/