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Fri, Sep 20


MareGold Centre

Cabin Building Weekend

Join our immersive Beginner’s Cabin Building Workshop at MareGold Centre, Victoria Beach, Nova Scotia, where you'll master essential skills, enjoy organic meals, engage with guest speakers, and have the option to stay in our unique cabins—all in a limited, intimate setting of 10 spots.

Cabin Building Weekend
Cabin Building Weekend

Time & Location

Sep 20, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – Sep 22, 2024, 4:30 p.m.

MareGold Centre, 514 Granville Rd, Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0, Canada

About the event

Beginner’s Cabin Building Weekend

Date: Friday, September 20 6:00 PM – Sunday, September 22, 4:30 PM  Location: MareGold Centre, Victoria Beach, Nova Scotia

Overview: Unlock the builder within you! Our action-packed weekend workshop is designed for beginners of all skill levels who dream of constructing their own cabin. Whether you want to create a personal retreat or gain the know-how to communicate confidently with contractors, this hands-on experience at the beautiful MareGold Centre will equip you with the skills and confidence to turn your cabin dreams into reality.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Site Selection & Planning: Discover the secrets to      selecting the perfect site and designing a functional and beautiful cabin      layout.
  • Material Selection: Dive into the world of      construction materials and learn how to choose the best ones for your      cabin project.
  • Tool Usage & Safety: Get hands-on with essential tools and master the safety protocols to build with confidence.
  • Foundation & Framing: Lay a rock-solid foundation and frame your cabin walls with expert guidance and hands-on practice.
  • Roofing & Insulation: Shield your cabin from the elements with roofing and insulation techniques that ensure durability and comfort.
  • Finishing Touches: Add the final touches that make a house a home, from windows and doors to interior finishing and trim.

Instructors: Learn from seasoned builders at MareGold Centre who were once where you are now. These builders bring years of experience and passion to every project and are dedicated to empowering you with the knowledge and confidence to succeed.

Special Features:

  • Organic Meals & Snacks: Enjoy delicious, organic meals and snacks throughout the workshop to keep you energized and focused.
  • Guest Speakers: Hear from inspiring guest speakers who will share their experiences and insights on cabin building      and sustainable living.
  • Accommodation: Stay in one of our unique cabins to experience the comfort and charm first-hand before building your own.      (Accommodation is extra.)

Workshop Schedule:


  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Welcome & Introduction, Site Selection & Inspiring Planning Session


  • 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Material Selection & Tool mastery
  • 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Foundation & Framing  & Finishing
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Organic Lunch Break
  • 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Hands-on Framing Adventure
  • 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Roofing & Insulation      Innovations
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Q&A Session, Guest Speaker,  and Organic Dinner


  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Review & Interactive Q&A
  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Window & Door Installation      Made Easy
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Organic Lunch Break
  • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Interior Finishing Flair
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Hands-on Finishing Fun
  • 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Wrap-Up

What’s Included:

  • Comprehensive tools and materials
  • Detailed workshop manual
  • Organic meals and snacks
  • Guest speaker sessions

Cost: $699.99 per person  Accommodation: Stay in one of our unique cabins for an additional fee. Experience the comfort and charm before you build.

Don’t miss this exhilarating opportunity to gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to build your own cabin or effectively oversee a construction project. Sign up today and take the first step towards making your dream cabin a reality!


  • Cabin Building Weekend 2024

    Tax: +$105.00 HST+$20.12 service fee



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