Students from UMass Amherst’s Building & Construction Technology Program and the Department of Architecture are designing and building with Kent Hicks Construction Co. a locally sourced, natural, repurposed, net zero house! This small, smart home will make its grand debut at the Green River Festival and serve as our new Green House stage where you might just catch some of these artists letting loose! As part of our ‘Go Greener’ commitment, the house itself highlights smaller, sustainable living and acts as a pop-up stage where our biggest performers let their hair down in an intimate, back porch setting. 

Stay tuned for dates, times, and locations for no cost natural building workshops highlighting different wall assembly options as part of the transportable shelter the students have designed. Space will be very limited. 

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Note: This has been postponed due to the pandemic. We are planning for it to pick up again in the spring, if possible.