Strawbale Roundhouse Building Workshop
(September 4 – 25, 2016)
ADELAIDE, South Australia ($1500 for 3 weeks OR $600 a week)
Join us to build a beautiful Strawbale Roundhouse for our friends Deb and Gruff who are setting up an organic farm and community in the bush near Adelaide! We’ll show you everything you need to know to build your own natural home – and give you advice on your specific plans if you’re already planning your home. You’ll be able to learn a huge variety of natural building styles including: Strawbale, Cob, Roundwood Carpentry, Reciprocal Roofs, Green Living Roofs, Sculpting with mud, Bottle walls and Passive Solar Design principles as well as floors, plastering, and council permits.APPLY FOR STRAWBALE ROUNDHOUSE WORKSHOP
Our workshops also include plentiful information and experience in Permaculture, Natural Health and living in Community. We see these as fundamental to creating a holistic lifestyle and will run mini-workshops throughout the build to give you even more information to help with transitioning toward a more self-sufficient and healthy way of living.
Nutrient dense local organic food, camping in beautiful bushland and an opportunity to meet lots of inspiring people on a similar path to yours!
Natural Rendering Workshop (October 1 – 3, 2016)
Deans Marsh, Otways, VICTORIA ($300)
Learn the tricks of the trade for rendering and finishing a natural home. We’ll be working on a beautiful hand built cob cottage on a Sustainable agroforestry and sheep farm in the beautiful Otways.
Covering: Introduction to Cob building, plastering tools and techniques, clay paints, Hydrated lime and limewash, sculpting with mud!APPLY FOR NATURAL RENDERING WORKSHOP
Bushfire Ready Earthship Building Workshop
(October 6 – November 9, 2016)
Kinglake, VICTORIA ($2000 for 4 weeks OR $600 a week)
Learn everything you need to know to build an Earthship in this 4 week hands-on course, building Victoria’s first council permitted Earthship designed specifically to survive bushfire threat. Earthship Biotecture designed plans and trained instructors!APPLY FOR BUSHFIRE READY EARTHSHIP WORKSHOP
Learn everything to do with Earthships: Planning, materials, foundations, tyre walls, bottle walls, greenhouse construction, solar passive design, Earthship principles, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, building with cob, mudbrick making, testing your site soil, council permitting, waterproofing, roofing, earthen floors, earthen finishing work, making pizza ovens using mud, rocket stove building and more!
The workshop will be run on an established permaculture farm in Kinglake, retrofitting a mudbrick studio damaged by the 2009 Kinglake fires. A great opportunity to see a full Earthship build in action with special attention to designing for bushfires and gaining council permission to build one of these radically sustainable dwellings
Plus workshops on Permaculture, Natural Health and living in Community. Fundamental elements to creating a holistic and sustainable way to live self-sufficiently. Plus organic local food, bush camping and inspiring people to learn from!
Strawbale Building Workshop (October 10 – 17, 2016)
Inverloch, VICTORIA ($600 for 7 days)
Join us in beautiful seaside Inverloch for 7 days of Strawbale building! The workshop will consist of raising the strawbale walls, classroom time with experienced facilitators talking about different strawbale techniques, solar passive design, council permits, permaculture, natural finishes, waterproofing and carpentry for your natural home!APPLY FOR INVERLOCH STRAWBALE WORKSHOP
3 organic meals per day, daily meditation/yoga/Qi gong, camp fires and music, surfing and beach trip on the mid week break, camping on a beautiful bush block (pictured at bottom of the flyer) and hanging out with a bunch of inspiring people doing good things!
Cob Pizza Oven Building Workshop (December 10 – 11, 2016)
Oratia, New Zealand ($200)
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.APPLY FOR NZ COB PIZZA OVEN WORKSHOP
Strawbale / Cob Building Workshop (January 8 – 22, 2017)
Oratia, New Zealand ($600 a week OR $1000 for 2 weeks)
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!APPLY FOR NZ STRAWBALE / COB WORKSHOP
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!
Keep your eye out, we’ve got stacks of building, permaculture, natural health and community learning on the way!
- Strawbale Home Workshop (VIC, 2017)
- Earthship build in an Eco-Village (NSW, 2017)
- Mini-Earthship & Permaculture Workshop (VIC, 2017)