We propose two short courses in small groups, as detailed below. They take place near Chiang Rai in our centre or near Chiang Mai. The courses all have different objectives and specific content.

In case you are not available for these workshops or want a tailored program, we also propose private courses near Chiang Rai. 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. 

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Earth Building: Design and Practise (5 days, near Chiang Mai)

cob5-cropThis 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. It combines classroom learning with hands on sessions, and focuses on some basic elements of design and bio-climatic design.

Fee: 10,200 Thai baht (see discounts)

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Learn by Building (6 or 7 days, Chiang Rai)


Come join us for this workshop mostly based on practise with an optional extra day on theory and design. You will learn several techniques and skills through the building of a small earth house. This is our most affordable course, as we want everyone to have a chance to learn !

Fee: 6,200 Thai baht (see discounts)

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Earth building private course (Chiang Rai)


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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Our stay with Alain and Fon was so nice. Alain is passionate by eco building, he is a great teacher, patient, sharing tips and experiences. We felt lucky to be there to learn about Adobe bricks … Alain was also really carring, about the food quality (full of tastes and energy breakfast, Thaï food for lunch and dinner), or the quality of our resting time.
The time spending with Fon was full of colors and discoveries : Thai cuisine and drinks (she is such a good cook), her passion for painting. We could feel that Alain and Fon tried as much as possible to make our stay pleasant.
We are sure that the training center will welcome nice projects and participate to a better world. We wish you the best for your projects ! Thanks again” – Yohann and Cécile (France)

“I spent one week with Alain and Fon. I really enjoyed these days. I’ve learned about construction with bamboo and adobe, cultural exchange, cooking with Fon (delicious). Alain is really open to share all his knowledge. The place is very peacefull and simple! I really recommend this beautiful place!!” – Cristina (Spain)