From Woods to Home: Two Local Homes Tour

Celebrating the connections between sound woodland management, wildlife habitat and the local wood economy

Saturday, October 28th


This event is free and open to all!

Our beautiful woodlands provide a home to a wide variety of wildlife. They can also help people make a house and a home. Come visit two locally grown homes in Windsor and Worthington, MA, with a tour of their unique features by timber frame builder David Bowman.

These two houses are examples of how to put local wood into a house, using white pine, hemlock, birch, cherry and other native timbers. Each building offers different pathways and models. Learn about options of local wood to use and how to incorporate it into a home plan with a variety of priorities in mind:

  • keeping things local
  • reducing carbon footprint
  • keeping costs low and the process economical
  • increasing the beauty and aesthetic impact of a home
  • creating something unique
  • leaving a legacy for generations to come

Both homes offer examples of ways to make a beautiful home using local, natural materials.

David Bowman, a local sawyer and builder who has taught many workshops on timber frame construction will provide insight into the choice and wood selection for creating a timber frame house.

Please register for directions to the site locations. Tour will begin in Windsor and end in Worthington, with a short (5-10 minute) drive from first site to the second. Refreshments will be provided.

To learn more about David Bowman and his timber frame business visit https://northernwoodlands.org/blog/article/david-bowman-trees.

For more information, and to register for this event contact Emily Boss at emily@masswoodlands.org  (413) 625-9151.

This event is sponsored by the Massachusetts Woodlands Institute and the Franklin Land Trust.

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