(207) 442-7938   873 U.S. Route One, Woolwich, ME 04579   M-F 9am-4:30pm SA 9am-3pm

Design Build Course Two Week - Learn how to design, build, renovate, or project manage your next project.

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  • Regular price $300.00

Non-Refundable Registration Deposit: $300/person
Tuition: $1800/person or $3000/couple
Register today and pay your balance on the first day of class or pay your full tuition today.

Building or renovating a home involves so many decisions, what to do? Don't do anything until after you've taken the Shelter Institute course. 20,000 women and men have taken this continually evolving course. Perfect, custom, green homes, building careers, and personal competence have been spawned by the exciting teaching of this three-college-credit program, called Thomas Jefferson's "prayer for schooling" by renowned educator John Gato. Taylor also suggested that Shelter's techniques be used as a standard for education. "They take the mystery out of building" - Time Magazine . This class is carefully crafted to teach building concepts from site planning through foundations, alternative energy, value, framing, wiring, plumbing, insulation, weatherization, roofing etc to foster the ability to make wise judgements 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? Slightly leaning toward personal invovment, the course creates the competence to assess the quality of hired work while attending to long-term building goals. An enjoyable time on the Maine coast, campfire socials, weekend estuarine canoeing, evening comraderie, learns 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. 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.

The non-refundable registration fee holds a place (or two) in the class. The balance of tuition is due the first day of class. Once you register, we send you our housing list so you can make appropriate arrangements for your stay.

Non-Refundable Registration Deposit: $300 To be deducted from tuition - balance due the first day of class. This Registration fee can be transferred once at no charge. A second request for transfer will incur a $100 transfer fee and a third request for transfer will result in the loss of deposit. All deposits on tuition and tuition payments are non-refundable. If you cancel within three weeks of the start of any class you will forfeit your complete deposit.

Our Promise To You.

If it is for sale in our store -- it is because we use it and love it!

We are happy to share our experiences with these tools which may enhance your own. Given care, maintenance, and love, each of these fine tools is capable of lasting a lifetime. We do limit warranties to those offered by our supplying manufacturers. If ever you have a question or concern regarding any of the tools we sell, please let us know.

Online. On Campus. On The Job Site.

These tools, toys and supplies are in constant use by our students, timber framing crews, and family. At Shelter Tools, we have a working knowledge of every product we sell. Graduates will find particular items recommended in class and on site.

If you don't see the tools or items you need, we can find it for you. Write us or call us anytime.