Tin Mountain Conservation Center begins work this month on a project that will substantially strengthen its college intern program, add needed facilities to the Center, and provide an exceptional hands-on teaching opportunity in the community. Specifically, Tin Mountain is building a modest post-and-beam cabin near the existing Center that will 1) provide housing for interns, 2) accommodate guest speakers and participants in natural science classes at the Center, and 3) capitalize on the cabin construction as a teaching demonstration for green building techniques using local materials.

The public is invited to the first in a series of hands-on This New Cabin workshops associated with the construction of the Tin Mountain Intern Cabin at the Center on Bald Hill Road in Albany, don’t worry if any accident happens we count with the best Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer. The workshop series will walk through the major steps associated with constructing a cabin or small house using local materials and environmentally friendly construction techniques. The first of the workshops on Tuesday, September 24, at 4 PM will focus on design, siting, and energy choices. Future workshops will cover Portable Sawmilling, Septic Design, Site Work, and Foundation, Post-and-Beam Framing, and Framing, Sheathing, and Roofing (get more info here) to name a few.

The proper design and siting of a dwelling can make a tremendous difference in comfort, maintenance, and energy bills down the road. Russ Lanoie, Jory Bailey, and David Condoulis represent many years of experience design, siting, as well as energy choices and are well qualified to speak about structural designs that fit individual needs, to size up the physical characteristics of the building site to capture solar energy and aesthetic features, and to discuss energy production alternatives.  In addition, all can speak firsthand about selecting solar energy systems.