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Offline Daddymem

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Yestermorrow
« on: March 25, 2005, 03:59:40 AM »
http://www.yestermorrow.org/

Anyone here offer any knowledge, opinions, or experience on this place?  
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Re: Yestermorrow
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2005, 05:00:54 AM »
Been around for a long time.  I had about two hours sleep last night, too tired to run a search, but there should be testimonials--and anti-testimonials--all of which should be read with a skeptical eye, around for the looking.

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Re: Yestermorrow
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2005, 07:12:14 AM »
Knowledge?  No.
Experience? No.
Opinion?      Always.

Some things I noticed.  Tied in with the U of V in some way.  Can get college credit.  Tied in with AIA in some way for course credit.

They seem to offer a lot.  Can they really be experienced in all those disciplines?

Instructors appear young.  How much can a kid know?

As a woman, I'd want a little more than they offer for $700 in a carpentry class.

Some people prefer to do rather than read about a new subject.  This would be a good way to get hands on experience.  I might try to find a more specialized program for my particular area of interest.

I think that you need to do this and report back. ;D
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Re: Yestermorrow
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2005, 02:35:00 PM »
The fellow that founded the school, John Connell, wrote a book called Homing Instinct.   One could probably get an idea of the school's approach from it.

(See link, below)

I think the book was written about seven years ago.  And I am not sure if Connell is still associated with the school.   So, it is possible that things have changed a lot at the school.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN%3D0070123462/104-5042999-7708731

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Re: Yestermorrow
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2005, 05:51:12 PM »
Daddymem,

What course were you thinking of taking??

I've been meaning to do some research on Yestermorrow - as they have a strawbale course.



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Re: Yestermorrow
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2005, 06:28:01 PM »
The cabinet making sounded interesting...but 700 is kind of steep.  I was hoping to find someone here who would say whether it was worth it or not.  I also read an article that some of the architecture courses are good for the content for someone working on a floorplan.
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Re: Yestermorrow
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2005, 09:35:15 PM »
For what it's worth  --For me, I would rather learn from the net and books than spend a fairly large amount of money on a course or seminar.  Many times you can learn a lot fairly quickly in a seminar if the instructor is well qualified, but with the resources available on the net many times you can learn as much or more for free- no sheepskin to hang on the wall but your work can be the proof of the skills you have learned.  Methods and sources are unlimited in self study.  Some of us need that extra kick in the bottom to make us study it though. ;D
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Re: Yestermorrow
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2005, 04:47:40 AM »
I learn really well in workshop situations.  And usually they're fun, you make friends, learn things that you wouldn't trying it on your own.  And learn ways of working that are soooo obvious that nobody bothers to publish them (Becky Bee's book on cob may be an exception).

But they are expensive.  and the closest place they are likely to be from here is The Farm, and that's an hour away.  Too close not to commute, but you lose a lot by commuting.

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Re: Yestermorrow
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2005, 05:21:07 PM »
I have followed Yestermorrow for years after seeing a Bob Villa show in the late 1980's.  I have been on their mailing list for about 5 or 6 years.  I think they are on the up and up but very difficult to get to in Vermont.  It would be nice to hear from someone who has taken a class in particular, the strawbale building class.  
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Re: Yestermorrow
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2005, 07:07:27 PM »
Tom,

You might be better off checking out the Steens.
They pretty much wrote the book on bale and are much closer to you.

www.thecaneloproject.com
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Re: Yestermorrow
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2005, 05:03:22 AM »
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Tom,

You might be better off checking out the Steens.
They pretty much wrote the book on bale and are much closer to you.

www.thecaneloproject.com


Here is the right link:

http://www.caneloproject.com/