As a Yestermorrow student, you'll be immersed in the world of design/build, surrounded by a community of people engaged and dedicated towards making the world a better place.
Yestermorrow is based on a 38-acre campus in Warren, Vermont on the site of the former Alpen Inn. In the early 1990s the property was purchased to provide a permanent home for the School, and the main building houses administrative offices, a large studio, library, woodshop, conference room, small studio, kitchen and dining area, and dormitory with 5 rooms. In addition, students, instructors, interns and staff have built three cabins, a treehouse, composting toilet, solar shower, earthen oven, tent platforms, an outdoor classroom area, and more. The property also includes the "Chalet", a small house where the interns live together. Practically every week of the year there are a variety of students and instructors staying on-campus in the dorm, cabins, and camping area. Many other instructors live in the nearby community.
While most Yestermorrow classes are intensive and don't leave students a lot of free time, the campus offers a variety of options for entertainment. The school library is open 24 hours a day with a large selection of books, periodicals and videos to peruse. The kitchen is a common gathering space after dinner where students can hang out and get to know each other. The model-making table in the main studio converts into a ping pong table. In the summer the hammock in the treehouse is a quiet getaway spot, and in the evening students often gather around the firepit for an impromptu jam session with a guitar or two. The meadow outside the main building is frequently host to frisbee games and hackey-sack, and there is a basketball hoop in the overflow parking area. The campus hosts a network of trails to explore year-round (including some great snowshoe and sledding spots). Along the nearby Mad River there are many swimming holes to explore and great cycling, walking, hiking and jogging opportunities abound.
Yestermorrow is located in a rural area in the heart of the Mad River Valley of central Vermont. The area is known for its scenic landscape and multitude of recreational opportunities (skiing, hiking, kayaking, cycling, etc). The campus is halfway between the towns of Waitsfield and Warren (two small towns of approx. 2,000 residents each) on the Route 100 corridor. In nearby Waitsfield (3 mile drive/bike north) there are a couple of grocery stores, hardware stores, lumberyard, pharmacy, post office, and a variety of boutiques, restaurants, inns, ski shops, and a movie theater. To the south in Warren, you'll find a quintessential New England village with a general store, country inn, and a few galleries and antique shops. The area's white clapboard homes, buildings and churches, along with picturesque covered bridges, barns, and rolling landscape draw visitors from around the world.
The Mad River Valley is about 30 minutes southwest of the Montpelier, the Vermont state capital, and about 50 minutes southeast of Burlington, the state's largest city.