ECO-BUILDING – PART 4: DIY and drawings – Artisan & craft-village project

These 3D-drawings are made by Tero Syvänen and are parts of our Artisan & Craft-village project. The band saw is incorporated with the project to manufacture lumber for construction purposes.

log band saw mill drawn by Tero Syvanen

The log bandsaw is a typical project of ours:

  • We make all drawings, through a lot of reading and writing 🙂
  • We build the bandsaw, using mostly recycled materials.
  • We test the bandsaw and make the improvements etc.
  • We re-draw the bandsaw and make all other drawings needed,  including all technical specifications, so that *anyone* can build a same kind of a saw.
  • Then we publish all these mentioned above –  on the Internet. Free for everyone.

The only thing we ask of those who build these, are photos, or videos about how the work  goes, improvements etc.

Log band saw mill Morningwood 2010 with two lasers drawn by Tero Syvänen

Log bandsaw with two lasers.

Artist home south view drawn by Tero Syvanen

The Artisan and Craftpersons village is made in parts as the project itself is relatively big.

The best way to find out about it, is to read/download our three pdf-files.

Artist house south-west view drawn byTero-Syvanen

Plan of the strawbale house

Cats upstairs loves straw-bale houses with soft curves

Cats at the veranda, second floor, at the artist’s straw-bale house

The front of the upper room, where the artisan is actually living.

You find more about our project by downloading our pdf-files. It can take some 10 seconds to download them, as the files contains about 130 pictures and drawings.

Even more drawings can be  found here:

Feel free to ask any questions or comment, in our (Finnish) blog, in your own language. Other languages that can be used (which our group understands):  English, Chinese, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian and Arabic.

Our group is interested in international cooperation in these questions.

Henry Björklid

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Dear Friends,

I’m reading all I can find on cob and hay bale construction processes and while I’ve immensely enjoyed the content you’ve shared I cannot seem to find the links you’ve suggested for the 3 PDF files of your village construction. Please know too that I’ve been planning a visit to N. Europe for next year and would be so very honored if you would permit a visitor from America to come by and see your work, discuss the ongoing construction projects you’ve undertaken and perhaps “sign on” for a period to work with you in an attempt to get some hands-on experience.

I teach traditional dance and play music. Perhaps you’d like to investigate a traditional dance party or mini-festival aimed at promoting your work? Please know that I look forward to a continual process of getting to know you and your work more.

With highest regards,

Frederick Park
Little Switzerland, NC

Comment by Frederick Park

Dear Frederick Park,

We are happy to hear of your interest! Most probably the project will be linked with various venues which will be organized once the project kicks off. The additional (3) files can be found by scrolling down towards the beginning of the postings, or by navigating to the page ‘ABOUT PROVILLAGE’.
The direct link to the download page:

The downloading might take some time, since the files are quite hefty. We will be updating and adding to those files with time.

We have already presented the project on a few occasions to local policy-makers and have applied for the building permits. We will keep you posted of the progress using this platform as one of the channels.
As for the traditional dance parties and/or mini-festivals, I can only say that they usually take place during the summer. But they are organized in quite an abundance, again during the summer…

Best regards,

The ProVillage team / Tero Syvänen

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