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Village Building Convergence 2011

Village Building Convergence City Repair’s Village Building Convergence is an annual ten-day placemaking festival that combines crowdsourced activism, creative community development, hands-on education and celebration. Eva will be leading the second year of a straw-clay retrofit at the Planet Repair Institute, including Larson truss framing, mixing and installing straw clay for both interior and exterior …

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We Specialize in Wood-Fired Heating and Cooking…. Masonry Heaters Wood-Fired Ovens & Outdoor Kitchens Firespeaking is a family business owned by Max and Eva Edleson. We are based in Eugene, OR. We are licensed masonry contractors offering design/build services to Eugene, Springfield and surrounding areas of the Willamette Valley as well as artists who aspire …

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Sustainable Shelter Workshop Series

Natural Building and Green Design from the ground up! August 1st – September 16th, 2011 The Sustainable Shelter Workshop Series is a 7 week course designed to empower participants with the ability to design/build/renovate their own home using simple techniques and natural, vernacular materials. Please visit Aprovecho’s website for full course information Wk. 1 The …

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Natural Building Extravaganza

A full-scale, hands-on, multi-dimensional, mud-slingin’ experience! Eva will be teaching how to make a barrel oven, a cook stove and a wood-fired hot tub! 10 diverse projects and 10 world-renown instructors! REGISTER SOON ———-> This program will fill! One, two, or three week options are available. SPONSORS Ashevillage Institute, Kleiwerks International, Firespeaking, The Natural Builders, …

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Straw-Clay Retrofit at Planet Repair Institute

This year, during the Village Building Convergence 2010, Eva led the installation of one of Portlands first residential straw-clay retrofit projects. In just a few days, with many hands, we filled walls that previously had no insulation. The new insulation is estimated to have an R-Value of between R-1.6 and R-2 per inch. When finished, …

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2011 Calendar of Natural Building Events

We are interested in hosting a series of workshops at our new location near Eugene, OR in September and October, including workshops on simple round-pole timberframing, greenhouse construction, natural finishes, preserving the harvest and building amasonry heater.  Please let us know if you would be interested in such courses so we can determine if they …

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Loop de Loop Bench

The Loop de Loop Bench at Bring Recycling Center in Eugene, OR was designed and built by Erica Ann Bush. Max, Eva and Fezzo teamed up with Erica to apply the toilet tank lid bench seat, roof structure, ceramic tiles & finish plaster. Check out Erica’s awesome blog, Mud for Everyone

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Adobe Pump House

This adobe pump house was built to reduce the sound coming from a generator at Spirit Pine Sanctuary.  Betty Seaman made the bricks and together with her apprentice, Natalie Spears, they built this structure in December of 2009.  Max led the construction of the roof which included milled lumber and cement- “ceramic” roof tiles.

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