Upcoming Workshops

Learn to build a natural home designed specifically for Aussie climates through experiencial learning…

Narara is a brand new large Eco-Village just north of Sydney where we will be building a council approved Earthship with rammed earth & other natural building techniques.. We are planning a 4 week workshop in May with exact dates & costs TBA

The next project is a Strawbale home near Nambucca heads on a beautiful Permaculture property nestled in the bush surrounded by lush wildlife. This will be a 3 week workshop in June/July with exact dates & costs also TBA

Both workshops will be onsite camping with experienced earth builders & facilitators, educational classes to learn how to design & build your own home, hands on construction, Permaculture education, organic food, yoga, community life & lessons <3

Coming up in 2018!

Keep your eye out, we’ve got stacks of building, Permaculture, natural health and community learning on the way!

  • Earthship build at Brooks Bay, TAS (early 2018)
  • Cob building workshop at Deans Marsh, VIC, (late 2018)

If you are interested in volunteering on our earth & community building project in Lorrina, Tasmania, please contact the clients  http://www.saltstreamcommunities.thevalleyexchange.org

Past Workshops

Earthship Greenhouse Design & Grey Water Systems

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!

The day will start at 9 am (please arrive at 8:30 am) & run until 5 pm

Please BYO lunch & any snacks you need

Bring clothes you don’t mind getting muddy, a note pad & a pen

The course costs $150 for the day
Places are limited to 15 students, sign up at

https://www.trybooking.com/SCJC
www.thepermapixie.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/1617647491627841

Any questions contact dani@agarifarm.org

With love & mud… Taj & Dani

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

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.

WHEN: SATURDAY 14th October @ 1 pm

COST: $100 

TICKETS: https://www.trybooking.com/RNLU

Please arrive by 12:30 pm for a 1 pm start. We encourage you to visit the St Andrews markets for lunch on your way up to Kinglake, it’s wonderful! Bring any snacks you need for the afternoon & clothes you don’t mind getting muddy. Stay into the evening for chats & music around the camp fire if you please 🙂

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. 

This event will follow on from our 3 part weekend series of workshops happening throughout September at Earthship Kinglake. If you would like further education on Earthship construction & Natural building please join us https://www.facebook.com/events/1713968252230819

For tour dates & tickets to the lecture tour please visit https://earthshipstore.com/

Any questions & Queries please email me, dani@agarifarm.org

For more info on upcoming workshops visit www.agarifarm.org

Earth oven workshop @ Murundaka Cohousing Community (2nd & 3rd Sept 2017)

Murundaka, 42 Bamfield Rd, Heidelberg Heights VIC 3081

On Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/144879599398327

Learn to build your own earth/pizza/cob oven in your backyard!

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!

$150 for the weekend including a tour & overview of Murundaka, a fully functioning cohousing community in Melbourne.

Please bring a plate of food to share for lunch both days. Tea will be provided!
Spots are limited to the first 12 people. Kids can come for free – they’ll love the cob stomping!

SIGN ME UP!
To register & pay for your spot please email Jen – jennafarrington@hotmail.com
Any questions please contact me – dani@agarifarm.org

Earthship Kinglake Spring Workshops (16th Sep 2017)

Earthship Kinglake, 19 Ward Street, Kinglake, VIC

*** Please note*** This is the event for 3 different weekend workshops AND internship opportunities in September. Details on individual workshops below. Tickets are limited due to property size!

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1713968252230819

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

Please note *** this is a repeat of the workshop we help at Kinglake in June 2017

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

Tickets here: https://www.trybooking.com/QXDO

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

Tickets here: https://www.trybooking.com/QXMG

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

Tickets here: https://www.trybooking.com/QXMK

COST: The 2 days cost $250 per person through TryBooking. Kids are welcome, please let us know. Make sure you purchase the correct ticket for the correct weekend 🙂

TIME: All weekend workshops run from 9am – 4pm both Saturday & Sunday.

Also included in your spot:

  • Delicious locally sourced organic meals for Saturday lunch, dinner, Sunday breakie & lunch
  • Morning yoga and meditation
  • Campfire jams, story telling and awesome people – bring your instruments

ACCOMMODATION:

  • Free local camping
  • B&B accommodation is available adjacent the property for those not wanting to brave the elements – See Karma, Kinglake for bookings:http://www.kinglake.com/

When you have booked your ticket please email dani@agarifarm.org to let me know which weekend you’re attending, your dietary requirements & if you are camping with us.

INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE:

There will be limited spaces 10 interns to join us at the Earthship for 1, 2 or 3 weeks from Monday 18th Sept – Friday 6th October. We will be working on the Earthship each day with Fridays are a rest. There will be earth renders, greenhouse planter construction, mud bricks, earth floors, carpentry & much more. Please only apply if you have attended an Agari workshop before (minimum 1 week) or attended the intro to Earthships weekend at Kinglake in May. Costs to cover food. Email Dani.

TO BRING:

  • Clothes you don’t mind getting muddy
  • Yoga clothes & mat
  • Camping gear (tent, mat, sleeping bag) if you’re camping
  • Warm clothes
  • Note paper & pens
  • Special snacks
  • Personal medication if needed

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

♥ Agari Earth Builders

Cob Pizza Oven Building Workshop (January 6 – 7, 2017)

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

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Cob Pizza Oven Building Workshop Oratia Auckland New Zealand

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

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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 ($500 a week OR $1300 for 3 weeks)

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.

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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 ($500 a week OR $1800 for 4 weeks)

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!

APPLY FOR MORE INFORMATION

Hello, what's your first and last name? *

Email address *

Phone number (if you have one)

What got you inspired to join the workshop?

What special talents or skills could you bring to the workshop to teach other people?

How will you take what you learn back to your world?

Anything else we need to know?

OR BOOK ONLINE NOW

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!