Yestermorrow Blog

Tiny House, Open House

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director
For the last couple of months on campus, Katie Tomai has been a consistently inspiring presence. Her journey started in July in the Tiny House Design/Build course. During those two weeks, the class kick-started her building process by building the frame for her home.Since then, Katie has been outside everyday chipping away at her house. With very...

Read this post >

From Yestermorrow Student to Instructor (and a darn good one!)

By Dan Eckstein, Curriculum Director
Paul Derksen came to Yestermorrow in 2006 to take the Design for Builders and Timber Framing courses. The school was on Paul’s radar for quite some time. Building had always been an interest for him, as family-album  pictures of him trying to build a treehouse while still in diapers will attest. Renovation work on his own house as an adult...

Read this post >

Students Build Fayston Elementary School Outdoor Classroom

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director

Staff at the elementary school in nearby Fayston, Vermont were looking to create a natural “playscape” and outdoor learning space. They turned to Yestermorrow to build the center piece for their new playground and the Design/Build for Public Interest class was tasked with its creation and installation.

Read this post >

Tiny House Design/Build - a student's perspective

by Maggie McBride, Summer Intern Students check out the trailer for Katie's tiny house. There is something special about gathering people together to build a house for a friend. For two weeks I was immersed in a world that I had spent years dreaming, drooling and desiring existed....

Read this post >

Willow Ribbed Canoe: It Takes a Poet to Build a Canoe

Maggie McBride, Summer Intern   If you want to learn how to build a boat using age old wisdom and not much more than your two hands, this is a great class. I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I signed up for the course. I just knew that I love canoeing and the possibility of being able to build my own was very exciting...

Read this post >

Pages