What’s Up in 2019
Registration is Open!
Small Business Skills | Homesteading | Energy | Valuable Contacts
Join us at the Holler Homestead as we spend three days learning from each other about homesteading arts, how to integrate an energy plan into your home, business development, and more!
This ain’t your DADDY’s homesteading workshop.
- Session facilitators eager to help you well beyond the presentation.
- Real food and plenty of it.
- Beverages and hijinks make for great networking
- Witness a ROCKET MASS HEATER installation
If you are interested in permaculture, farming, or getting your own side hustle going, this is THE best place to come in Tennessee in 2019.
Workshop costs: $400
Location: Lancaster, TN
- Shawn Mills, from Hackmysolar.com, will dive into energy and oversee the building of a rocket mass heater onsite
- Sandor Katz, author of Wild Fermentation, to give us a demo and answer questions
- Nicole Sauce, coffee roaster and homesteader, to show us how to make cheese and facilitate two project accelerators
- Jessica Mills (AKA Dixie of Homemade Wanderlust) will walk us through building your personal brand online
- Patrick Roehrman, MTKnives.net, will cover razor sharp knife sharpening (and other homestead tools)
- Brett Corrieri, BrettChef.com, will cover charcuterie and help ensure great grub at the event
- Dori Mulder, of 40 Acres and a Cave, will come talk about how to glean value from what you have
- Kurt Dugger, FreedomPhotography, will talk about building a network before you need it
- David Oswalt, CiderHollowFarms.com, will show how to graft trees
Energy has long been ignored on the homestead. Join us as we approach energy for the home and homestead in a way most people don’t: with a masterplan in mind.
You see, most people build a rocket mass heater, or start with hydroelectric or solar. Not here. Not this year. We will walk you through a typical energy assessment so that you can start with the big picture before you dive into a specific kind of energy.
While you are here, we will be doing an install of a rocket mass heater in the spring house so that electricity is no longer needed to keep the water pipes cozy.
All this, plus practical homesteading arts courses, an update on the Aquaponics system we installed last year, even better food (I wrangled a chef to help with that part) and small business entrepreneurship.
You won’t want to miss this year’s LFTN 2019 Spring Workshop, the contact you can make, and the fun you can have.
10am: Kickoff Activities (There will be a light breakfast for those who camped Wednesday night)
- How to build a Rocket Mass Heater Shawn Mills
- Side-Hustle Mentality: Gleaning Value From What You Have Dori Mulder
- Cheese Making Nicole Sauce
- Developing Your Positive Community in the Modern World Tactical Redneck
- Tell Your Story in 5 Minutes
7:30pm Hangout Time
What are the lodging options?
Camping On Site
We’ve got room for 8-10 tents on site and LOTS of cedar trees to hang hammocks from.
Camping Off Site
Long Branch Campground is at the base of the Center Hill Dam and has RV hookups, heated bathrooms and more! Just 3 miles from the Holler Homestead.
Cabin Rentals Nearby
Edgar Evins State Park has great cabins available during this time and the price is like $75 or $85 per night. If people want, several of you can link up to share lodging.
There are several seedy motels in Carthage and Smithville that can house you. We will shoot you a list after you register.
What is your cancellation policy
Your deposit is nonrefundable and it holds your spot.
Can I bring my dog?
No. We have livestock and a grumpy old protective dog. Your dog is not safe here – or my dog is not. Either way, we simply can’t have other people’s dogs on the property.
What about bringing children?
This workshop is not appropriate for children under 14. This property is not designed for small children to be safe unless they are constantly supervised. You’re not going to want to do that.
There will be alcoholic beverages consumed at this event, probably some foul language and so forth, so make sure you are comfortable with your teen being around this group if you choose to bring them.
Last time we allowed children at an event, they broke some really expensive stuff including my coffee roaster by pouring water into it.