Upcoming Workshops

Coming up soon!

We are taking a break from designing & running workshops whilst establishing our brand new, super epic Earth Education Project happening in NSW! We are postponing all workshops for the rest of 2018, and will be announcing our first workshops on our new site in the coming months – Stay tuned & we can’t wait to share this with you!

Past Workshops

Learn to build a natural STRAWBALE home designed specifically for Aussie climates through experiential learning… (June/July 2018)

Just inland from Nambucca heads on a beautiful Permaculture property nestled in the bush surrounded by lush wildlife. This 3 week workshop will take you on a journey through the process of designing & building your own strawbale & natural home.

The course includes…
-Education of various natural building techniques including Strawbale, light earth, cob, earthen floors & earthen renders
-Introduction to Rocket Stoves & Rocket Mass Heaters
-Experienced earth builders & facilitators guiding you through the process
-Educational classes to learn how to use passive solar tips to design your home
-Hands on construction including basic carpentry
-Introduction to Permaculture education
-Plus organic local meals, yoga & meditation, community life & lessons <3

June 24th – July 15th 2018
Contribution of $1,300 for 3 weeks or $500 per week including all meals & camping
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Earthship Greenhouse Design & Grey Water Systems (Oct 2017)

Join the PermaPixie & Agari Earth Builders at EARTHSHIP KINGLAKE to learn how to design & construct a greenhouse greywater system (wicking bed style) using permaculture principals

Kinglake Earthship is Victoria’s first council approved Earthship designed specifically to survive bushfire threat using reclaimed/ recycled & natural materials.

The course will include a tour of the Earthship (mudship!!)

  • Permaculture introduction
  • Greenhouse design
  • Gardening techniques
  • Plant selection
  • Hands-on planting the greenhouse!

AGARI Earth Builders are hosting MICHAEL REYNOLDS for a hands on fun-filled day at EARTHSHIP KINGLAKE! (November 2017)

Too much excitement in one sentence, eh?!

The ‘Garbage Warrior ‘ himself is doing a tour of the land of Aus and will be joining us at for an awesome workshop event at Earthship Kinglake. This will be a one off hands on afternoon with demos & practical skills, a Q & A, and a tour of the Ship which will introduce you to the Earthship concept.

Ever since the first screening of the film Garbage Warrior in 2007, Michael Reynolds has been internationally recognized and acclaimed as leader and pioneer of self-sustainable building designs. For 45 years, he has worked on perfecting the art of “radically sustainable living” and designing “Earthships”, the only off-grid and completely self-sustainable buildings in the world today that present all the comforts of conventional homes and more. A true visionary, Michael Reynolds believes that in an age of ecological instability and impending natural disaster, his buildings can – and will – change the way we live.

Earthship Kinglake is owned by Daryl Taylor & began construction in spring 2017. It has been constructed with hundreds of helping hands through a series of workshops. It is the first council approved Earthship in Victoria & has been designed to withstand bushfire threats. 

Earth oven workshop @ Murundaka Cohousing Community (Sept 2017)

Join Dani from Agari Earth Builders for this fabulous weekend at Murundaka Cohousing Community in Melbourne! What a way to celebrate the first weekend of SPRING! ♥

We’ll teach you how to make & use cob, the most versatile & very important natural building material! Then you’ll learn you how to build your own oven from scratch using recycled & natural – non-toxic – materials. You will take away the knowledge to recreate an oven at home!

Earthship Kinglake Spring Workshops (Sep 2017)

Come and be a part of the Kinglake Earthship build for the weekend, learn sustainable design techniques and take away practical skills. Kinglake Earthship is Victoria’s first council approved Earthship designed specifically to survive bushfire threat using reclaimed/ recycled & natural materials.

Weekend 1 – 16th & 17th September 2017
INTRODUCTION TO EARTHSHIPS & NATURAL BUILDING

Workshops & talks for the weekend will include:

  • Earthship design techniques
  • Passive solar design
  • Cob making & application
  • Educational guided walk through Earthship
  • Walk through the timber tiny houses

Weekend 2 – 23rd & 24th September 2017
NATURAL FINISHES

Workshops & talks for the weekend will include:

  • Earth & lime plaster theory & application
  • Healthy homes, benefits of clay
  • Natural paints & oxides
  • Natural waterproofing

Weekend 3 – 30th Sept & 1st Oct 2017
EARTHSHIP SYSTEMS // ROCKET STOVES

Day 1
Workshops & talks for the weekend will include:

  • Earthship power & water systems (solar, grey water & black water)
  • Greenhouses & grey water planters

Day 2

  • Workshops & talks for the weekend will include:
  • Rocket stove construction

We can’t wait to share our passion for all things earth building, wholistic living & community!

♥ Agari Earth Builders

Cob Pizza Oven Building Workshop (Jan 2017)

Oratia, New Zealand

Cob, Pizza, New Zealand. A few of our very favourite things. We’ll be bringing our cob stomping routine to the shores of NZ to build a beautiful cob oven for a permaculture property in Oratia, near Auckland. Theory and practice on how to create one of these highly FUNctional cooking systems using mud and recycled materials.

 

Cob Pizza Oven Building Workshop Oratia Auckland New Zealand

Strawbale / Cob Building Workshop (Jan 2017)

Oratia, New Zealand

Stoked to be running another build in NZ at the permaculture farm of a good friend of ours! This workshop will cover all the natural building goodies: Strawbale, Cob, Bottle Walls, Foundations, Carpentry, Earthen Floors, Clay Plastering, Solar Passive Design and everything you need to know to build your own natural home!

 

Strawbale / Cob Building Workshop Oratia Auckland New Zealand

Including organic local food, mini-workshops on permaculture, natural health and healing and all the amazing things that happen on natural building workshops: connections, inspiring people sharing their skills, music, campfires, something you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Hope to see you over there!

Natural Building, Permaculture, Community and Health Gathering (February 19 – March 12, 2017)

Lorinna Community, Tasmania

Come gather in Tasmania for our huge natural building, permaculture, community and health gathering! The foundations for sustainable living experienced through 3 weeks of facilitated hands on learning. The centrepiece of the gathering, the build of a Strawbale and Cob cottage, teaching all you need to know to build your own natural home! Plus Permaculture projects (growing food, cob ovens, rocket stoves, kilns, introductions to permaculture principles, permaculture design classes and visits to local long running examples!) To round it all out, workshops on community living, healing and natural health! Gather around, this will be a very special 3 weeks of community, learning and sharing.

Natural Building, Permaculture, Community and Health Gathering

Including organic local food, mini-workshops on permaculture, community, natural health and healing and all the amazing things that happen on natural building workshops: connections, inspiring people sharing their skills, music, campfires, something you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Hope to see you there!

Bushfire Resilient Earthship Building Workshop PART 2 (March 26 – April 23 2017)

Kinglake, VIC 

We’re heading back to Kinglake to complete the Earthship we started here in September! The tyres are finished and the roof will be on, so the emphasis of the workshop will be on creating the rooms of the house using a bunch of different natural building methods (mudbrick, cob, carpentry, light earth, bottle walls, natural paints, mud sculpting, clay renders, earthen floors), incorporating Earthship systems (greywater greenhouse, solar, plumbing) and retrofitting the existing mudbrick structure! Plus information on council approvals, how to best design your Earthship for bushfires and general Australian conditions and everything you need to know to get started on the journey of building your own!

Bushfire Resilient Earthship Building Workshop Kinglake

Including organic local food, mini-workshops on permaculture, community, natural health and healing and all the amazing things that happen on natural building workshops: connections, inspiring people sharing their skills, music, campfires, something you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Hope to see you there!