An intensive, hands-on four day workshop for anyone who is dreaming of building their own earth friendly home. Learn how to build with a variety of natural building techniques: light earth, strawbale, cobb, roundwood timbers, reciprocal roofs, lime and mud renders and much much more!
Details here: http://www.milkwood.net/course/natural-building-workshop-150611/
Skill up with professionals and get set to design and build your own. Taught by Sam Vivers of Viva Eco Homes.
This course will be an intensive blend of class sessions where students will learn the theory of each natural building technique covered,followed by practical hands-on sessions where students will help construct a variety of building elements which puts into practice all the techniques listed above.
You will leave this workshop confident in the basics of a range of techniques, and all set to start planning and implementing your own Natural Building project.
Natural Building techniques you will learn about include:
Constructing a reciprocal roof
Using round-wood construction
Light earth building
Sam Vivers will be bringing his own working crew to assist on the construction during this course. Sam is highly experienced in creating comfortable, natural homes of all sizes, from large two-storey homesteads to suburban houses to small experimental cabins.
This course brings together the best of Sam's experience working across many types of natural building.
Students will be surrounded by many decades of knowledge of how to build with natural materials AND the 'build it once, build it right' ethics of a superb crew of craftspeople.
Our aim is that you leave this course tooled up, skilled up and fired up to get building.