Wigwam Building Workshop

When: June 28th to June 30th (Evening to Afternoon, respectively)
Cost: $100 until May 31st
$125 from June 1st to event
Spaces are limited, so please reserve by payment via paypal to

Description: A wigwam is a dome shaped shelter traditionally built by the Native tribes of Northeastern Turtle Island. Using solely materials harvested from the forest and hand tools, one can create a 4-season structure which can last for multiple years, and is remarkably beautiful.
Learn every step of the process from harvesting saplings, flattening bark, making cordage out of inner bark, and then carefully lashing the interwoven frame together. You will start with raw materials, and after two days you will have all the skills you need to build a wigwam.

The instructor for the course, Jeffrey Gottlieb (MS in Biology), literally wrote the book on building wigwams. He has been a naturalist, outdoor educator and primitive skills instructor for more than 30 years. After all these years of experience and building over 60 wigwams, this will be the first complete weekend course on wigwam building.

Location: Rustling Roots Education Center, Louisa, Virginia

For more information, please talk to Jeffrey or e-mail rustlingroots@gmail.com