Workshops

We provide two short courses combining classroom learning with hands on sessions: “Earth Building in Practise” and “Building with Earth and Bamboo”.

We offer three ‘Learn and Build‘ workshops on earth and bamboo building. In two weeks, participants will learn building techniques and practise on a real building: foundation, bamboo structure (or earth load-bearing walls) and roof, thatched roof, earth walls and plastering.

All the courses and workshops are in English. We don’t focus exclusively on the tropical context and several topics consider building techniques suitable for many countries and various climate conditions.

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Two focuses: Building with earth, building with bamboo

From ancient times earth has been one of the main materials in buildings. It is beautiful, healthy, reusable and can be used in both the structure and for plastering. For those who don’t feel interested or capable to build even a small part of their earth home, there are a large variety of small-sized buildings that can be made. Buildings such as a cabin, sauna, meditation room, outdoor kitchen, sitting area, garden shed or animal shelter.
Bamboo is a magical material.  It is quick to grow, strong, flexible, light, beautiful and surprisingly easy to craft. It grows quicker than timber and regenerates after being cut.

Course: Earth Building in Practise

cob5-cropThis 5 day course is a chance to learn how to build your own small earth home using natural and locally sourced materials through the practise of three techniques (Adobe, Cob, Wattle and Daub). It combines classroom learning with hands on sessions.

Fee: 9,500 Thai baht (approximately 275 euros, 310 USD)

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Course: Building with Earth and Bamboo

bamboo-home3Come join us for this 6-day workshop mostly based on practise. You will learn how to make a simple and small building with a bamboo structure and earth walls suitable for an outdoor kitchen, a meditation room, a cabin, etc…  Learn the essentials of cutting, preserving and building with bamboo along with other earth building techniques. Fee: 9,000 Thai baht (approximately 260 euros, 290 USD)

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Learn and Build Workshop: Let’s build the new Sala

In Thailand, a Sala is a community hall where villagers gather for activities and discussion. Our new sala will be used as a classroom, for watching movies, doing yoga etc Join us for this 11-day workshop mostly based on practise: You will build a bamboo structure and roof, and make earth walls. You will practise preserving, cutting, drilling, assembling bamboo. You will also learn earth building techniques and make a eco-friendly foundation. Fee: 10,600 Thai baht (305 euros, 340 USD)

See more here.

Learn and Build Workshop: Build a yurt made out of bamboo and earth

bambooearthJoin us for this 10-day bamboo and earth building workshop. You will build a yurt structure and roof out of bamboo, plaster the walls with earth and cover the roof with straw. Fee: 10,600 Thai baht (305 euros, 340 USD)

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Learn and Build Workshop: Build a adobe and cob house

This 10-day workshop is a chance to practise two earth building techniques and plastering. You will build a yurt structure and roof out of bamboo, plaster the walls with earth and cover the roof with straw. Fee: 10,600 Thai baht (305 euros, 340 USD) See more here.