Microshelter "Barn Raising"

from $10 usd
+ available add-ons
Sat. Jul 29, 9:00 AM - Sun. Jul 30, 4:00 PM, 2017 (PDT)
CopperMoon Advanced Retreat Center  

In this fun event, you’ll work shoulder to shoulder with fellow community members to raise a microshelter. This is like a barn raising, but on a much smaller and more manageable scale! There will be lots of opportunities for informal teaching moments.

You’ll leave with tips and hands-on experience constructing a micro-shelter and hopefully new connections in our community. Note that this event is not a course in building. We will provide a list of resources that will help you plan your own microshelter.


  • Please bring your own lunch to eat, there will be space in the fridge for lunches that need to be kept cool.
  • Bring any specific beverages you’d like. We will have some coffee, tea, water, ice tea available.
  • If you are planning to stay for dinner on Saturday, please select one of the options that includes dinner below.


  • We will have tools, but if you have personal tools you’d like to use please bring them.
  • Bring clothing for both rain and sun. If rainy the ground can be very wet/marshy, barn boots are best. Hat/head cover is important. Gloves are required.


  • Both days + dinner Saturday + breakfast Sunday $35 (include any food issues in comments) (9-4 class, Sun breakfast 8am, Sat dinner/social 6-8)
  • Saturday only $10 (9-4)
  • Sunday only $10 (9-4)
  • Saturday + dinner $20 (include any food issues in comments) (9-4 class, dinner/social 6-8)


  • Sketch-up files for the microshelter we are building + our materials list. $10

Josie Straka


CopperMoon Advanced Retreat Center
Age Groups