This 5-day workshop - led by designer/builder Chris Reinhart - empowers participants to create their own MicroHouse through hands-on, experiential training reinforced by conceptual learning in basic sustainable design.
The central activity of the workshop is the construction of a MicroHouse shell using open source equipment including a tractor, soil pulverizer, and brick press. Extreme manufacturing concepts of parallel processing and prefabrication are applied to achieve rapid on-site assembly. Philosophy of open source development is also emphasized, and the participants become more than just builders, they become active collaborators in the MicroHouse evolution.
A weekender option exists for those interested in getting an introduction to the ideas of open development and sustainable design but do not have the time for the full, immersive experience:
- Weekend Workshop: Begins Friday evening, April 18, and concludes Sunday evening, April 20.
- Five-Day Workshop: For a more immersive experience, join us for a full 5 days, concluding on April 23.
Visit Open Source Ecology for more workshop details, and alternative payment and registration methods.
Cancellation Policy: If for any reason you can't attend a workshop you registered for we will be happy to (a) provide you full credit towards a future MicroHouse workshop; (b) or equivalent credit on any other other OSE workshop; (c) substitute the name on your ticket and have a friend take your place.
When & Where
Open Source Ecology
We're a non-profit organization developing open source industrial machines that can be made for a fraction of commercial costs, and sharing our designs online for free.