I am very honoured to be one of the guest speakers invited by Helmut Schieder to attend this year's Stein and Wine dry stone and wine event starting May 30th, near the town of Langenlois in a part of Austria that is known for its vineyards and extensive wine production.
You can read more about the stone festival itself in a great blog post Sunny Wieler wrote describing the the 2015 event attended by a great bunch of rock stars including Patrick McAfee Sean Adcock and Nick Aitken, to name a few .
Last year Helmut organized the building of a small double arched bridge.
The year before, the participants constructed a Irish beehive hut.
This year we will be building a five-sided vaulted-roofed structure with stained glass window openings.