Earth Building in Practise

2019 Dates: 30 September – 4 October; 4 – 8 November

2020 Dates: 3 – 7 February

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Workshop organized by BaanDinDoi and hosted by ‘Earth Home’ near Chiang Mai (www.earthhomethailand.com)

This 5-day workshop will help you to understand the advantages of a well-designed earth building: simple, natural, affordable, healthy, long lasting and energy saving.

  • You will use natural materials such as earth, sand, straw, rice husk and bamboo.
  • You will practise three building techniques: earth bricks (Adobe), wattle and daub, and cob
  • You will practise soil testing, making earth mix, earth plastering.

You will also learn about:

  • environmentally friendly foundations
  • simple passive cooling/heating techniques
  • natural roof and roof insulation

And … You will also learn by observing and commenting Earth Home buildings, and through several short videos.

A few movies will be proposed after diner.

On request: Thai massage available on site (400 bahts for 2 hours)

Prior experience or a background in construction is NOT required.

After this course, practise more on a real building project by joining one of our ‘Learn and Build’ workshops and get 20% discount.

You will be given printed handouts and the digital version of the training materials including additional documents (PDF files, Videos) and useful links if you wish to learn further.

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General information

The course will be held at ‘Earth Home Thailand’ at Mae Taeng, near Chiang Mai, and will have a maximum of 8 participants.

Trainer: Alain Madec, natural builder and founder of ‘Baan Din Doi’.

Course schedule:  8.30 to 18.00 with several breaks; Lunch break: 12.00 to 14.00

Living situation

Participants will stay in adobe bricks bedrooms. Each bedroom is suitable for 2-3 people and has its own private toilet and bathroom.

All meals will be vegetarian food with some meat and fish options.

Fee

9,500 baht/person (275 euros, 310 USD), including instruction, accommodation, all meals during the course, pick-up and drop-off at Chiang Mai.

For more information or registration contact baandindoi@gmail.com