How To Build A Miniature Stone House

minis-017w Updated for Spring 2015. I am offering workshops for building your own miniature stone house. The workshop will be held in Nebo, NC. Dates and times are flexible. Cost is $150 with materials provided. Lodging and camping is nearby. Another option is to view my instructional video or book which will be available soon. It is a step-by-step account of the construction of the house below.

DSCN2866w DSCN2868w DSCN2867w ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. I am often asked, “Where can I get the stone you use?” Below is a piece built nearly 20 years ago with stone literally at my feet, from my gravel driveway. At the time I was more concerned with developing a method of building a lasting structure and not so much the stone’s appearance although over time it has been a fine example of a proven method.

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Below is another example of available stone, native to my property in western NC, in this case from the ground under my feet.

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The stone below is most difficult to come by because it is from splitting large rock or sometimes remnants of a drystone wall or patio project.

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And below, most people’s favorite, is river stone. More stone suppliers now carry this and other decorative stone in many sizes.

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Another frequently asked question: How many stones does it take to build one house? You will need a supply far greater than the end result because of the infinite possibility of shape requirements. Michael Stephens 828-442-2166 stoneworkbystephens@gmail.com

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