May 19 - May 21, 2024

Workshop “Norwegian notch techniques”

Join us for an immersive workshop in the traditional art of Norwegian zero-point log building! Using pallets and one-meter-long cut-offs, we'll dive into the fundamentals of this timeless craft. From marking-up to cutting out stage one and two, you'll learn essential techniques through a blend of hands-on demonstrations and expert instruction.


Over the past 15 years, the introduction of the North American double bubble scriber has revolutionized log building in Norway, and Georg Fuller is excited to share these innovations with You. With tools provided, you’ll practice axe work, utilize chainsaws, and master the use of chisels, gouges, channel knives, and tiger saws.

George Fuller, a experienced craftsman with a lifelong passion for building and teaching. Born in England, George has called Norway home for over 56 years, immersing himself in its rich culture and traditions. With a diverse background, George’s journey into craftsmanship began as a ski instructor from 1970 to 2010, where he honed his skills in precision and attention to detail. Transitioning into carpentry in 1979, George achieved the prestigious title of Master Carpenter in 1997.

His expertise extends beyond conventional carpentry, with specialized training in log building and restoration in 1990. From 1991 to 1997, George applied his knowledge to repair work and new log construction, mastering the intricacies of this traditional craft.

In 1997, George’s dedication to sharing his knowledge led him to establish a log building school, where he served as both owner and instructor for an impressive 25 years until 2022. Beyond his school’s walls, George’s impact reached international shores, as he provided training and consulting for log building factory start-ups in Estonia, Poland, Lithuania, France, and Russia from 1998 to 2008.

The workshop is part of the main program of the International Log Building Conference: Revitalizing Heritage, which attracts log house builders and enthusiasts from around the world to South Estonia. We strongly recommend extending your stay to participate in pre-conference tours, engage with professionals at the conference, and witness the log house builders’ competition.

May 19 - May 21, 2024
Hobbiton OÜ (Räpina)
320€ + VAT (22%)
George Fuller
9 AM to 5 PM each day
max 8 participants


Dates: The workshop takes place on May 19 to 21, running from 9 AM to 5 PM each day.


Group: The course is designed for non-Estonian speakers and will be conducted in English. The group is limited to 8 participants. No specific skills or prior experience in log building is necessary — all skill levels are welcome! However, participants must come prepared with their personal safety attire, including eye and ear protection, and chain saw-proof trousers or leggings. While steel-toed safety boots and work gloves are recommended, they’re not mandatory.


Whether you’re a seasoned builder or a curious beginner, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to delve into the rich tradition of Norwegian log building and become part of a new generation of craftsmen. Join us and discover the joy of creating with your hands in this dynamic and inclusive learning environment.


Accommodation: Accommodation is not included in the workshop price. Conference main accommodation partners are Mooste Manor and Mooste Distillery Guesthouse. Participants are encouraged to find suitable accommodation based on their preferences and make necessary bookings.


Cost: The workshop fee is 320€+VAT (22%), covering lectures, materials, tools, and lunch. Participants are responsible for their own transport, travels, and extra-curricular costs.


Conference and workshop REGISTRATION LINK


Additional information:

Woodhouse Estonia