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Focus on Confidence!

After a successful 2023 season of workshop we have a full roster in 2024 of events and workshop.

Starting June 23 with :

Build Your Dreams: MareGold Centre's Cabin Building Workshop for Beginners

Have you ever dreamt of retreating to your own secluded cabin in the woods, a place where you could escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life? MareGold Centre's "Beginners Cabin Building Workshop" is the ideal starting point for anyone who wants to understand the art and science of cabin building without needing hands-on experience. This workshop is tailored for those who are eager to learn but aren't quite ready to pick up a hammer and saw. Instead, you'll gain a foundational knowledge of cabin building, learning from experienced builders who know the process inside and out.

This workshop offers a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of cabin design, construction techniques, and project planning. It's perfect for anyone who wants to eventually build a cabin or oversee a building project, with a focus on gaining the confidence to take that first step.

"Even if you've never swung a hammer, this workshop will give you the tools to understand the building process," says Russell Floren, one of the workshop's lead instructors. "Our goal is to demystify the construction journey and help you feel prepared to turn your cabin dreams into reality."

What You'll Learn

Throughout this workshop, you'll be introduced to the key aspects of cabin building, with topics including:

  • Design and Planning: Learn how to conceptualize a cabin from the ground up, focusing on creating a layout that's both functional and visually appealing. Discover what elements make a cabin feel like home.

  • Foundation and Framing: Gain insights into different foundation types and framing methods, understanding how these components work together to create a stable structure. This session is perfect for those who want to grasp the essentials of cabin building without having to do the heavy lifting.

  • Roofing and Siding: Explore various roofing and siding options and learn about installation best practices. This section provides valuable information on choosing materials that suit your environment and style, offering guidance on how to achieve the right balance of aesthetics and durability.

  • Interior Finishing: Delve into the interior aspects of cabin construction, such as insulation, flooring, and decor choices. Learn how to create a cozy and inviting space that aligns with your vision for the perfect cabin.

Workshop Details

The "Beginners Cabin Building Workshop" is set for June 23 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM at MareGold Centre's scenic location in Victoria Beach, Nova Scotia. The setting offers a tranquil backdrop, allowing you to immerse yourself in the cabin-building atmosphere. Participants can enjoy a delicious lunch and snacks throughout the day, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable learning experience.

This workshop is designed for anyone interested in cabin building, whether you're planning to build yourself or work with a contractor. By the end of the day, you'll have a comprehensive understanding of cabin construction, enabling you to approach your own projects with confidence.


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