Build a flex-yurt out of bamboo

2019 Dates: 26 – 28 March

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Note that a 3 day workshop ‘Introduction to Earth Building’ will be held from 30 March to 1 st April (3,600 baht). If you wish to join it and join the ‘flex-yurt’ workshop, we offer you a discount (8,400 7,200 baht/person, approximately 200 Euros, 230 USD).

In this 3 day workshop, you will learn how to make a 4.5 meter (15 feet) in diameter flex-yurt, with a few tools and affordable materials.

Eco-friendly and easy-to-build, the flex-yurt gives a real sense of nomadic and self-reliant lifestyle. It is quickly foldable and is easily transportable in a car.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to bamboo and its building properties
  • Working with bamboo (machete, saw, drill)
  • Bamboo treatment against insects/fungi (traditional and modern methods)
  • Making and assembling the bamboo structure (walls & roof)
  • Presentation of some options for the cover, and how to cool or heat the interior space

Prior experience or a background in construction is NOT required.

You will be given a USB memory stick containing a summary of the training materials including additional documents (PDF files, Videos) and useful links if you wish to learn further.

General information

The course will be held at our centre, 25 kms south of Chiang Rai, and will have a maximum of 10 participants.


Charles, 25 years old, is an experienced natural builder who likes experimenting new techniques. He has lived for 2 years in a self-reliant community, and has traveled in India to share his skills on various projects.

Trainer assistant: Alain Madec, 47, is a passionate natural builder and founder of BaanDinDoi.

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

We can pick up participants the day before the workshop begins at Chiang Rai airport or at the bus station and will give you more details by email. To know how to get to Chiang Rai, click here.

tent3-s-redLiving situation

We will provide you with:

  • a simple accommodation in a tent and a comfortable mattress,
  • a hammock, a chair and a small table
  • an area to play volley-ball or badminton

Wifi and 220 V electricity are available.

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

We ask all participants to refrain from any illegal drug use or excessive drinking in our centre.


4,800 baht/person (approximately 135 euros, 150 USD). This fee includes instruction, accommodation, all meals during the course, pick-up and drop-off at the Chiang Rai airport or bus terminals.

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