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5 days of immersion into natural building and life... in the hills of Nainital within a bird sanctuary with gurgling streams and forests all around.
Some questions that will no longer remain questions after this workshop include :
- What are natural buildings, different popular techniques?
- Which one would be right for me?
- Advantages and limitations of different techniques like Cob, Earthbag, Stone, Bamboo, Wattle and Daub, Rammed Earth, Strawbale...
- What if I live in a high rainfall area or snow or the desert?
- How much does it cost?
- Do I need to be an architect or hire one?
- Can I use the soil at my place to build?
- How do I test soil at my land and use it?
- How to use Permaculture principles and concepts of sectors and zoning to decide siting of my home?
- Understanding design and using solar passive design in my home.
Plus, it's the only place in the country where you will get to actually touch, see, walk-in and experience homes built with all the below techniques including a step by step detailed walkthrough on how each one was built, learnings, what can go wrong, what always goes right -
-- Earthbag construction
-- Cob construction
-- Bamboo construction
-- Wattle and Daub construction
-- Adobe construction
-- Timber frame construction
-- Stone construction
-- Slate roof
-- Living roof
-- Reciprocal roof
-- Earthen flooring
-- Wooden flooring
-- Plastering techniques
-- Lime as mortar or plaster
-- Wood fired rocket stove oven
There will also be documentary and movie screenings at night.
Natural Building includes a variety of building techniques that focus on creating sustainable buildings which minimize their negative ecological impact. Natural Buildings often rely on non-industrial, minimally processed, locally available, and renewable materials and can also utilize recycled or salvaged materials.
Comfortable large bamboo and mud loft aka Adda, with dorm style sleeping. Mattresses, Pillows, Sheets and Blankets available. If you have your own tent, we have space for pitching as well though we can tell you with experience that everyone falls in love with Adda and doesn't want to stay anywhere else :)
Flush toilets with plumbing, Indian and Western style. Shower with hot water facility.
Meals are vegetarian and local cuisine cooked with love. Eggs and fruits available on order.
Rs.7,000 for the 5 day training workshop. All funds, post expenses, will go into the building of the village community and first aid centre.
Plus, Rs.700/day/person for accommodation and all meals.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION WILL BE PROVIDED.
P.S. - We have super friendly dogs on site so incase you don't like dogs or are super scared, this might not be the right place.
P. P. S. - Don't miss to check out the 7 day 'Essentials of Cob and Adobe Building Workshop' from 21st-27th May 2021 and the 10 day 'Showcase Art-Wall Building Workshop' following this from 30th May - 8th June 2021.
There is a 15% discount on training fees for those registering for any 2 workshops and 30% discount for all 3 workshops.
We will help with the logistics, coordination and bus/taxi bookings post registration so don't worry about that :) Important thing is to decide to come and just join.
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+91 95409 37144
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"Changing the world, one magical home at a time". - Geeli Mitti.