The Heartwood School was established in 1978 to teach the skills and knowledge it takes to build an energy-efficient house. Today, Heartwood focuses on timber framing, serving beginning to advanced students.
Over the course of more than four decades, we have learned that the people who come to Heartwood, varied as they are, together share a clear determination to empower their hands, to train their eyes for quality and beauty in the design of things, and to explore the ways we might live in a more honest relationship with our planet.
The commitment to become an active creator of your environment as a designer or builder asserts your right to make a difference and enables you to build places that express your care for the life that will happen within them.
The poet Gary Snyder wrote, "find your place on the planet and dig in." We're here to help give you the tools to do just that.