Timber Framing Workshop 2012: Build a Timber Frame Home

Ziggy’s Cob Cottage is featured in our forthcoming book Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter. Next year Ziggy is hosting a timber frame workshop in northeastern Missouri. Date: June 10-23, 2012

Location: Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

Cost: $2,000, 25% deposit

All-inclusive: includes lodging and 3 square meals a day at the Milkweed Mercantile Organic Cafe

Sustainable Design: Build a 300 sq. ft. timber frame house with passive solar design, greenhouse, roundwood porch and balcony.

All timber framing is to be completed using hand tools and traditional techniques exclusively –square rule layout, scribing, etc.


About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

3 Responses to Timber Framing Workshop 2012: Build a Timber Frame Home

  1. Hey LLoyd I'm doing an online series on how to build a tiny house with videos and still shots on the blog if your readers are interested I'll send you the links .

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