Course Information

Build A Homestead Shed

Build A Homestead Shed is another facet of self-reliance in our 5-day Homesteader Week program! Learn some very pracical carpentry skills as we build a small shed that can be adapted to many uses. Small sheds make excellent chicken coops and rabbit hutches, but they can also be used for storage and even emergency lodging. We can't promise you'll become a great carpenter in just one day, but we can promise that building sheds is a great way to learn carpentry.

The subjects of this class include:


  • General carpentry skills
  • Planning and design
  • Simple framing
  • Even simpler roofing
  • and much more!


The 2024 date is:

Wednesday, October 9th from 9 am to 4 pm (this date is the third day of our 5-day Homesteader Week program)


Course Location: Near Stafford, Va. Detailed directions are emailed upon enrollment.

Required Equipment: Bag lunch and drinks for yourself, appropriate clothing and wet weather gear for the expected weather, and a pen to take notes. Please bring leather work gloves, sunscreen and bug repellent.

Recommended Equipment: Some seating is available at camp, but please bring a camp chair if you have one.

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