“He who works with his hands is a labourer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” St. Francis of Assissi
Working with wood is not only an asset to have as part of your skill-set but it is also a life journey worth embarking upon. As the quest develops over time, the creative and logical parts of your brain are greatly stimulated and challenged. Problem solving becomes a pleasure rather than a task because it involves the joys of working with wood!
This weekend workshop will be focussing on the basics of bush carpentry. Ideal for those of you who have wanted to work with timber but you may have either not had the confidence, guidance or opportunity to discover the techniques involved. And what better place to learn than in the heart of the counter culture, Nimbin NSW!
We are honoured to be joined by creative carpenter Robin Gibbons as guest facilitator of this weekend workshop. Robin has been working with timber since he was old enough to touch it. He has had much experience in both the UK and Australia. You may have seen the big tree at Woodford Folk Festival last year that he built out of all straight bits of timber! He is lovely to work with and what he produces is outstanding. You can swing by his website and check out some of his work here.
As many of you will know, some of the best learning is done onsite, engaging with the process. So the workshop will be broken up into theory and practical learning. You will gain experience with basic skills such as marking out and cutting.You will move onto more complex work which will include the use of hand tools and power tools for roofing and stud work. These techniques build a foundation of core principles for working with wood.
You will be fed generously and wholesomely. Every home cooked meal prepared by our all star kitchen crew will knock the eyebrows right off your face! If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you apply.
You are welcome and encouraged to stay with us here at Terraeden Farm for the duration of the workshop. We are located approximately 5kms from the centre of Nimbin. The site is beautiful with stunning views of the surrounding valleys. We are near 100% off the grid besides the small amount of gas which we purchase to heat water. You will need to bring a tent/swag/van as what we offer is a 100000000000 star hotel/campground. You will work and learn with the crew by day and enjoy the company of others by campfire at night.
For those of you interested you can apply online here.
There are limited spaces so please make sure you get in on this while the getting is sweet.
the Terraeden crew