Yurt Camp

Yurt Camp

Bill Copertwaite was a legendary yurt builder, thinker and educator based in Machiasport, ME. He lived off-grid, and in circular dwellings of his own design, instructing young people in craftsmanship and the art of living. Join as we build a replica of one Bill's " Family Yurt" -a two storied multi-use building to support the educational mission of Greenhorns and Smithereen Farm, giving us an indoor classroom/ workshop, and a residence for campers, farmers and visiting teachers. In raising the yurt we will be led by Michael Iancona, a trainee of Bill's, using locally milled Pottle’s lumber and all natural building materials and techniques. It is a rare opportunity to participate in crafting our agrarian campus. This is a 2 week long session and we ask that work-traders commit to at least 1 full week. We provide tent platforms, outdoor kitchen, outdoor toilet, produce and grocery staples for cooperative meal-making. For more information email Michael at michaelpiacona@gmail.com.