Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Natural building workshop this July in Colorado

Sign up now! Spaces are limited...

Natural Building in the mountains of CO

July 10-13, 2009

The workshop will include:

Introduction to our "compound", our vision and tour of the other strawbale house on site as well as our present project, an earthship under construction

Basic design principles for environmental citing, climatic considerations, and aesthetics

Adobe brick making

Adobe wall construction

Intros and smaller projects using other earthen building techniques including wattle-and-daub, cob, and earth bag

Earthen plasters for earthen walls and strawbale walls

Natural clay/starch paints, linseed oil, beeswax and other options for finishing sealants, etc

And more...

Evening/afternoon activities and exchanges will also be included. These include; an introduction to earthen building, introduction to Thai cooking, Thai massage, seed saving and our work in Thailand at Pun Pun organic farm, sustainable living learning center and seed center.

See www.punpunthailand.org for more info.

1 comment:

Starlene said...

I'm considering a move to Colorado...I really wish I could somehow be there for that workshop. Oh well...hopefully there will be a few more.

ps - I enjoyed your article about local self-reliance overthrowing the system. It echoes my thoughts precisely.