Inspirational Homes Leitrim hopes to facilitate the sharing of experiences, knowledge and skills amongst anyone with an interest in making the future of building in Ireland more sustainable. They do this via their website www.inspirationalhomes.ie and the Green-Door Leitrim weekend, which is a unique opportunity to visit some of the buildings and homes featured on the website, this year it will be held from 14th – 16th September.
In the run up to and during the Green-Door weekend there is a series of ‘at home’ courses’ the aim of which is to complement the website by giving hands-on training in some of the techniques and expertise featured in the builds.
‘AT HOME’ COURSES
Full course details are available at www.inspirationalhomes.ie
Aug 18th Google Sketch-up Course with Gordon Ryan €15
Aug 25th Introduction to Cob with Féile Butler and Colin Ritchie €15
Aug 26th Wind, Sun & Rain with Rob Doyle €15
Sept 8th Google Sketch-up Course (repeat) with Gordon Ryan €15
Sept 8th Earth Plastering with Féile Butler and Colin Ritchie €15
Sept 22nd Eco-Renovations with Colin Bell €15
Sept 29th Cooking from a straw-bale Kitchen with Mike Harris €60
Oct 6th Establishing a Brief with Colin Bell €15
are run as part of the Green-Door Leitrim Weekend F R E E
Sept 15th An eco-friendly office block with Colin Bell
Sept 15th Dominic Stevens’ €25K house
Sept 16th A compare and contrast bike tour with Colin Bell
Sept 16th Deirdre McMenamin LiD architects at her Landscape Room
Sept 16th Deirdre McMenamin LiD architects at her Butterfly House
Sept 16th The possibilities of Hydro Power with Rob Doyle
Sept 16th Cob – get a feel for building with mud… with Féile and Colin
All of these courses (apart from “Cooking from a straw-bale kitchen”) are funded by Leitrim Development Company and, where applicable, the small charge is simply to cover the booking fee. Please note it is essential to book the ‘At Home’ courses. The Green-Door Weekend sessions are FREE, however, places are limited so booking is recommended.
For more course information and to buy tickets, go to www.inspirationalhomes.ie