Workshops

We propose two short courses in small groups combining classroom learning with hands on sessions: “Earth Building: Design and Practise” and “Happy with Less: Natural Living and Alternative Housing“.

In case you are not available for these workshops or want a tailored program, we also propose private courses. See more details here.

All the courses and workshops are in English. They are suitable for people seeking an introduction to eco constuction and green, alternative and sustainable building, or dreaming about building a earth home. We don’t focus exclusively on the tropical context and several topics consider building techniques suitable for many countries and various climate conditions. The workshops take place either near Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai (Northern Thailand, Asia).

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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: earth buildings (also called ‘mud houses’) 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: Design and 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, and focuses on some basic elements of design and bio-climatic design.

Fee: from 8,200 Thai baht

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Happy with Less: Natural Living and Alternative Housing

3tech-carole-andreaThe objective of this 4 day workshop is mainly to allow you to reflect on ways to live more simply and keep your money for what is important for you (health, well-being, family etc). We will explore several kinds of affordable and ecological housing and give you an introduction to building with earth.

Fee: 7,200 Thai baht (approximately 200  euros, 220 USD)

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Earth building private course

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For people who are not available to attend the other workshops or wish to have a customized course. Choose the topics you want to learn (classroom and hands-on sessions).

Fee: from 2,300 bahts per day

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