How To Build A Miniature Stone House

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Updated for Fall 2014.

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 for me to travel to your group or club. Contact me to discuss.

One more 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.

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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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