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Learn to build an eco-friendly Tiny House! We use both modern and traditional construction methods to create space-efficient, sustainable homes. Students learn the basics of carpentry and woodwork.

A sprawling house is, as a rule, expensive and forces one to take out a loan, thus s/he must work more, and it quickly becomes a downward spiral. But is it possible to live just as well in a tenth the space?

In this class you will learn to build a small house from the bottom up, from foundation to roof. Including what goes in the house: tables, chairs, etc. New and old building techniques fused together. You will learn to make windows, doors, frames, hinges, and different ways to insulate a house. When we fell the trees that will eventually become our house, we get the joy of knowing where our timber comes from. And much of the contents of the house will be found at used shops, thrift stores, or made yourself. To make the house functional you will also learn to build-in an interior, and furniture making will be a natural part of the class. We will also spend time learning about alternative energy sources, such as suncatchers, solar panels, and wind mills, so the house can be as self-sufficient as possible.

Here you will learn all that is required to build wholesome houses. You will learn to use both modern machines and traditional tools. During the process of building we will meet many problems without a clear answer, so we will investigate, think, and try out solutions. And in amongst everything we'll talk about the small house philsophy, and have some cake and coffee.

Tre ganger i året drar hele skolen på felles tur. Høst og vår seiler vi ut til øya der vi har sauene våre. Om vinteren leier vi ei hytte og går på ski. Fellesturene er vanligvis 5 dager.

Høstutfart

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Meals included per day: 3

På høsten, i september/oktober seiler vi avsted til Utsetøya, øst for Hitra, i selvbygde åpne trebåter. Her er det nordlys og stjernklart, og morild i sjøen til nattbading. Øya har store fine gressletter til lek og moro, om kvelden bål og sang. Det er ørn i lufta og masse spennede fisk i havet.

Alle på skolen er med. Vi samler villsauene våre, undersøker de og frakter noen hjem til slakting. 

På turen lærer du å seile råseilbåt, å kle deg godt, om villsau, kystlandskap og livet i fjæra,. Vi fisker, spiser blåskjell og krabber.

Turen varer i 5 dager.

Vinterutfart

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Meals included per day: 3

Sammen drar vi på fjellet for å stå på ski. Vi leier ei hytte i nærområdet. 

Er du en erfaren skigåer eller har ikke hatt ski på beina siden du var 6 år, her er det utfordringer til alle. Vi lærer å bygge og bo i snøen, hvordan finne frem med kart og kompass, hvorfor gikk det et snøskred her. Vi går på skiturer, isfisker, bygger iglo og snøhule, lærer om dyrespor, skileik og kortspill! Opplevelsene og mulighetene er uendelige!

Turen varer i 5 dager.

Vårutfart

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Meals included per day: 3

Om våren drar vi igjen til Utsetøya ved Hitra for å samle villsauene våre. Nå er det kommet mange små lam. Det er varmt i lufta og grønt på trærne. Villsauen er en spesiell rase, blant annet klipper vi ikke ulla, men napper den. Så det gjør vi nå, samt at vi merker de nye lammene. Ulla tar vi med hjem, slik at du kan lage noe av den.

Så er det tid til å bade i lange lyse sommernetter, sove under open himmel, seile mer, fiske og leke. Kanskje kommer spekkhoggeren opp langs med båten på hjemturen.

Dette er avslutningsturen vi har på skolen, så alle er med.

Turen varer i 5 dager.

Fosen Folk School is internationally recoginized as a Craft school. Here you will learn to make things from scratch, usually with material found in nature and old techniques. The boat building class will fell the very trees they'll use to build thier boats. And those on the Handwork line will spin and knit with yarn from the school's sheep, and can color that yarn with moss and heather.

We like to call ourselves a self-reliancy school. In a time when so much of that around us is made by someone else we want to teach you to be independant and self-reliant, without giving in to consumerism. We believe that everyone who can should grown more of their own food, fish more, and consume and throw away less. Reduce, reuse, recycle, repair.

Self-reliance runs through both our courses, and our electives. In Mini-house building you will learn to build an enviormentally friendly, energy efficient house. In Farming you will learn to grow your own food, and raise animals, on a small scale. In Self-reliance you will learn to repair clothes and equipment, grow your own food, and make all sorts of different things. In this way you can consume less, while living in either the town or the country.

Our school has it's own organic farm with animals and vegetables. A majority of the meat and vegetables we eat comes from our farm, giving us a unique relationship to the food we eat and the ingredients we use. We try to serve organic and locally produced food as much as possible.

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