Owner/
Builder

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
listed chronologically

Earthbag Construction Techniques
January 26 - February 6
Bisbee, Arizona

Earth bag construction techniques, Continuous and individual bags, Exterior wall insulation, Stucco netting exterior walls, Strapping down roof framing plating, Pouring front face footings, Lay and pour blocks.

See earthandsun.org for more information.

Volunteer on Earthbag build in Nepal
Construction Phase
February - March, 2015

We are a New Zealand registered charity providing quality early childhood and school support projects in rural Nepal. Our projects have been so successful that we now want to offer training to as many teachers as possible. Therefore, we are constructing an earth bag build Teacher Training Centre in our project area, 3 hours north of Kathmandu in 2014/15. Fundraising is well under way for the project and we hope to be able to start on schedule.

We are looking for volunteers interested in getting involved in this very special project. We require volunteers with the following experience: Experienced earth bag builders especially people who have constructed in Asia before; Keen volunteers with some knowledge of earth bag building.

For more information see www.greatadventures-nepal.com or email Lauren Palliser: greatadventuresATfirststepshimalaya.org

Earthbag Workshop
February/March
Nepal

Earthbag build Nepal is due to start 6th February 2015! This building will provide a training facility for hundreds of rural Nepali teachers hence making a major impact on the delivery of quality education. Be part of the change and volunteer on site in February or early March.

Accommodation and 3 good meals per day: NZ$20/ US$ 15, £ 12 per night. This is an amazing opportunity to make a real difference, learn from Owen Geiger and have a unique experience. Space limited: Contact directorATfirststepshimalaya.org

See www.firststepshimalaya.org for more information

Earthship Philippines
February 9 - 20
Philippines

Our crew, joined by a team of local, international volunteers has built what is called the “Windship” Earthship design in the Philippines in response to typhoon Haiyan. The Windship has evolved from the Simple Survival Earthship design and functions to serve as an aerodynamic storm shelter and school building for a community outside of Tacloban on Leyte Island. The building has already been used as a shelter for the most recent typhoon Hagiput, which hit last month and fortunately left little damage to the area.

In February 2015, our crew will be returning to the Philippines in order to complete the structure’s finishes and to install the power and water systems. We will be simultaneously building a "zero-cost hut" in the community, made solely from salvaged, local and recycled materials. This hut will serve as an example of low cost, resilient and sustainable building that will relate to and hopefully be carried out by the community members in future rebuilding efforts. Our efforts are being coordinated with two organizations on the ground, the Earth Village Project and One Block for Batug, who are helping our work with the local community.

See earthship.com for more information.

SuperShip Workshop
Feb 16 - 21
Las Vegas NV

Open Arms domes is a SuperShip (Superadobe/Earthship hybrid) residential home being constructed in central Las Vegas Nevada. We will be holding free half day workshops each month and 6 day worshops with certificate (contact for pricing). All ages and levels of experience are welcome to participate in our workshops.

For details email Rad (at) gaiasuperadobe.org or check us out at www.gaiasuperadobe.org or on facebook: www.facebook.com

Earthbag Construction Techniques (Continued)
February 16 - February 27
Bisbee, Arizona

Earth bag construction techniques, Building and setting window and door bucks, Building continuous header over front face, Install roof trusses, Plaster exterior walls.

See earthandsun.org for more information.

Earthbag Construction Techniques (Continued)
March 8 - March 20
Bisbee, Arizona

Earth bag construction techniques, Vapor barrier ceiling, Blow in insulation, Sheath roof, Adobe plaster inside.

See earthandsun.org for more information.

Chiang Dao Natural Building Workshop
March 10 - 20, 2015
Thailand

We will learn how to build a roundhouse with a dome roof, using rice-husk bags, bamboo, earth and other local materials. We will not be using any electrical tools. After the workshop, you will be able to go off and build one for yourself!

The workshop will be from 10th – 20th March, arrival on 9th March, with one day off in the middle. The cost of the workshop is 10,000 Baht ($307US). There is shared room accommodation available in roundhouses and 3 meals will be provided for a total of 2000 Baht. A non-refundable deposit of 2000 Baht will confirm your place on the workshop. The balance is due 2 weeks before the start of the workshop.

There are places for only 10 people, so please let me know if you are interested and I will book you a place. Have a look at the website and blog, addresses below, and you will have a very good idea of what you will be experiencing hands-on at the workshop. I am happy to answer any questions.
,
Maggi

Chiang Dao Roundhouses
Blog

Earthbag Hybrid Workshop
March 12 - 20
Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala

Join us for a fun filled workshop and vacation on the famous lake Atitlan in a traditional Mayan community of Cerro de Oro all the way to Santiago Atitlan Solola, Guatemala. This is building workshop with hands on in each area of hybridizing bamboo and ferro cement to super adobe. This allows you to build larger buildings and more flexible building design. The outcome is a stronger building and always a faster building experience that anyone can learn and pass on to their team. This is an intensive workshop with 2 hours a day in class and 5 hours a day hands on building techniques.

See www.facebook.com/events for more information.

SuperShip Workshop
March 16 - 21
Las Vegas NV

Open Arms domes is a SuperShip (Superadobe/Earthship hybrid) residential home being constructed in central Las Vegas Nevada. We will be holding free half day workshops each month and 6 day worshops with certificate (contact for pricing). All ages and levels of experience are welcome to participate in our workshops.

For details email Rad (at) gaiasuperadobe.org or check us out at www.gaiasuperadobe.org or on facebook: www.facebook.com

Earthbag Ecovillage
April 20 - 30, 2015
Negril, Jamaica

Our budding ecovillage is the location for this course, where there are already several mostly completed Earthbag buildings. You will learn the skills needed to plan and finish your own buildings out of earth, rocks, and wood. Learn the art of masonry dome building with Earthbags. We will construct an 8 ft earthbag dome in this course. Study concepts of bio-architecture like whole-systems design, water, power, thermal mass climate control, and passive solar heat collection. Practice drawing methods to help you design structures with these features. Experience finishing techniques in earthen plaster, cement, and lime. Your tuition gets you: Lectures, hands-on instruction, tour of the area, ground transport, meals, and camping. Enjoy seeing a slice of Jamaica on a couple incredible field trips. We will visit beautiful swimming and diving location on the seaboard, swimming spots along streams, and pass through nearby farms and towns. Permaculture and alternative technology topics will also be highlighted. Mostly a hands-on course, also including slideshows, lectures, and fun field trips.

See www.earthenhand.com for more information.

SuperShip Workshop
April 20 - 25
Las Vegas NV

Open Arms domes is a SuperShip (Superadobe/Earthship hybrid) residential home being constructed in central Las Vegas Nevada. We will be holding free half day workshops each month and 6 day worshops with certificate (contact for pricing). All ages and levels of experience are welcome to participate in our workshops.

For details email Rad (at) gaiasuperadobe.org or check us out at www.gaiasuperadobe.org or on facebook: www.facebook.com

The Regenerative Home
May 16 - 23, 2015
La Garita, Colorado

This is a special workshop that will give you an inside view into the making of this futuristic home from it's inception. We will focus on systems primarily, such as grey/blackwater usage, indoor and vertical food gardening, masonry heaters, off grid electrical and plumbing, rainwater catchment, and more. We will also cover other topics like how to build with earthen materials, designing woodless architecture, passive annual heat storage, passive solar construction, off grid construction, and permaculture site planning. Shared meals and camping by a beautiful stream. Stay tuned for our indiegogo fundraiser that will help complete the prototype!

See www.earthenhand.com for more information.

SuperShip Workshop
May 24 - 29
Las Vegas NV

Open Arms domes is a SuperShip (Superadobe/Earthship hybrid) residential home being constructed in central Las Vegas Nevada. We will be holding free half day workshops each month and 6 day worshops with certificate (contact for pricing). All ages and levels of experience are welcome to participate in our workshops.

For details email Rad (at) gaiasuperadobe.org or check us out at www.gaiasuperadobe.org or on facebook: www.facebook.com

Everything Earthen
June 20 - 27
Deer Island, Oregon

Experience Cob and so much more at our new location in Oregon, just 1 hour from Portland city center. This course is an in-depth overview of how to source, process, mix, and transform common earth materials into fantastically beautiful artwork and housing. You'll learn how to create walls from cob/adobe, wattle and daub, rammed earth, straw clay, wood chip clay, strawbales, and more. Learn to mix and apply plasters of cob/adobe, cement, and lime. Also discover mixing and application of earthen paints and lime paints. Hands-on instruction, lectures and slides.

See www.earthenhand.com for more information.

SuperShip Workshop
June 22 - 17
Las Vegas NV

Open Arms domes is a SuperShip (Superadobe/Earthship hybrid) residential home being constructed in central Las Vegas Nevada. We will be holding free half day workshops each month and 6 day worshops with certificate (contact for pricing). All ages and levels of experience are welcome to participate in our workshops.

For details email Rad (at) gaiasuperadobe.org or check us out at www.gaiasuperadobe.org or on facebook: www.facebook.com

Natural Building Summer Camp (ages 11-14)
July 6 - 10
Gresham, Oregon

This will be an adventure in designing and creating earthen art and architecture. We had a blast last year and are excited to offer this again. Study design principles for ecological structures. Learn a variety of natural building techniques. Come play with earthen building materials, make models of your own designs and build a full size Cob Bench with the group. Plus, we play other games like soccer, basketball, and riddles. Learning is fun!

See www.earthenhand.com for more information.

Natural Building Workshop
July 6 - 10
Asheville, NC

This Natural Building Workshop offers classes, hands-on work stations, slideshows, and a field trip. Participants will gain skills in building with natural building systems using local clay, sand, straw, bamboo, and other abundant and salvaged materials.

Hands-on projects
• Earthen wall systems: Cob, slipstraw, wattle & daub, and more
• Oh, the glorious art of mixing and making with mud, quickly
• Natural finishes: Earthen plasters and paints
• Living Roofs: Design & implementation
• Wood-fired: Baking oven
• Carpentry: Some basics

See thepermacultureschool.org for more information.

See On-Going Workshops for more listings.

Disclaimer Of Liability And Warranty
I specifically disclaim any warranty, either expressed or implied, concerning the information on these pages. Neither I nor any of the advisor/consultants associated with this site will have liability for loss, damage, or injury, resulting from the use of any information found on this, or any other page at this site. Kelly Hart, Hartworks, Inc.

 

Home       Site Map        STORE

For Email contact go to About Us
Established in 2001, GreenHomeBuilding.com is primarily a labor of love. Kelly, and the GreenHomeBuilding team of experts, have answered thousands of questions for readers over the years, and we continue to publish up-to-date information about increasingly important sustainable architecture. If you feel moved to assist us in this work, your kind donation would be much appreciated; this can be easily done through our PayPal account:
Custom Search

VISIT OUR OTHER WEBSITES:

  [Solar Car]      [Earthbag Building]     [Dream Green Homes]
 
See Your Ad
in This Space!

Click Here
for More Information