Welcome to Tesuque, New Mexico. I'm here to study the EcoNest Building method of traditional timberframing and light-clay straw wall infill. The company is a husband-wife team, architect and builder, who specialize in totally non-toxic homes. These buildings are ablsolutely beautiful and a joy to design and build. Here are pictures from the timberframing part of the training. It's especially cool how they integrate japanese and european style bracing.
the Chain-Mortiser & I
what a beautful mortise
connecting the main japanese brace
the frame goes up!
Using come-alongs to secure the position
the timberframe team
the pine bough tradition, we've raised the frame