Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Few Spots Left for Two-Week Design Build Class: July 11-22

Need something to do during your July vacation in Maine? There are a few openings left for our July 11-22 Design Build class. Call us today or register online.

Our August Purely Post & Beam class is full and closed to new registrations, but you can register online now for our one-week Purely Post & Beam winter session (January 22-27).

Why should you take a Design Build course? Building or renovating a home involves so many decisions. Our Design Build course gives you the foundation for making those complex decisions. More than 20,000 women and men have taken this continually evolving course. The class is carefully crafted to teach building concepts from site planning through foundations, alternative energy, value, framing, wiring, plumbing, insulation, weatherization, roofing, and more to foster the ability to make wise judgments about the myriad alternatives facing prospective home owners today. Timber frame? Straw bale? Truss? Air Concrete? Foam? Stone? Steel? Photovoltaics? Stick frame? Which one, where and why? What works, what makes it work better, where does the truth lie?
At Shelter, we encourage personal involvement. The Design Build course creates the competence to assess the quality of hired work while attending to long-term building goals. In two weeks, students learn to build a house in this intensive seminar - based on our fifteen-lecture core series (see syllabus). Shelter Institute's housebuilding class has inspired thousands to build their own. You can too. You will come away with an intimate knowledge of the inner workings of a modern house as well as the Shelter Institute notebook and your own class notes.

"They take the mystery out of building" - Time Magazine

Be sure to read our blog post about how you may be able to receive tax credit for Shelter courses.

Join us for an enjoyable time on the Maine coast, campfire socials, weekend estuarine canoeing, evening comraderie, or for the fun of learing to drive a 15-ton excavator!

For over 30 years, the Hennin Family has refined and perfected the art of teaching house construction to owner-builders from all walks of life.

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