Eco Building / Natural Building Intensive Workshop

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This workshop is a great introduction to natural building. Learn the techniques that can transform your world. Local natural materials such as clay, stone, bamboo and wood are being used for millennia in the construction of beautiful, functional stable and durable homes that have proven to increase life quality. Aim of this intensive workshop is to inspire the creation of fascinating structures made of materials that are provided from nature at no cost. We will focus on building with clay and structures made of wood and bamboo. Covering subjects as passive solar design, foundations, drainage among others we will familiarize with the principles of natural building while developing the essential skills and critical thought required so that anyone can start his own building, exercising both body and mind! For additional information on this course please contact  workshop@ecoart.gr

Workshop dates and locations
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What to Expect:
Be prepared for anything.  That includes rain, sun and of course, getting muddy.  Much of the work will require at least some physical exertion, but we strongly encourage participants to only work as much as they are comfortable.  As much as possible, we will work to provide relaxed, comfortable accommodations.  Basically, prepare yourself for a working camping trip that’s going to be loads of fun!

Daily Schedule:
In our experience, a somewhat unorthodox daily schedule works very well for building courses due to the physical nature of the coursework. Here’s the proposed schedule, which may change somewhat if we collectively decide to modify things:
8:00-9:00 am –breakfast
9:00-10:30 am – early morning work / lecture session
10:30-11:00 am – morning break
11:00 am-12:30 pm  – morning work 2
12:30-3:00 pm– lunch
3:00-4:30 pm – afternoon work/ talk session
4:30 -5:00 pm – afternoon break
5:00 -6:30 pm – work
6:30 pm – dinner
Evenings may include lectures. slide shows, videos, music, etc. If you have anything (a song, skill, talent, etc.) you would like to share with the group, please do bring it along

Accommodation / Food:
Three delicious vegetarian meals per day are offered to course participants free of charge. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or dietary preferences/restrictions so that we may cater to them. Camping is also available free of charge. If you don’t plan to camp you have to arrange your own accommodation. A list of nearby rooms for rent will be provided upon request. As far as camping amenities go, we’ll be well set up.

Arival/Deparure:
Students are encouraged to arrive one day earlier so as to have time to set up before the commencement of the workshop. Departures are scheduled early on the day after the workshop concludes or as arranged with host.

What to Bring:
Clothes you don’t mind getting dirty
Sturdy shoes & rubber gloves
A good hat
Any tools you think may be useful – we’ll be prepared though
Interesting books

If you are camping, plan to bring all of the basic things you’d take with you on a camping trip:
Tent
Sleeping bag/sleeping pad or inflated mattress
Headlamp/flashlight
Sunscreen
Toiletries and towel

Course pricing / bookings:

100 euros (Deposit to lock in booking)
150 euros (
Discounted price for the unemployed, students, and farmers)
300 euros (Regular price for this course)

Interested in hosting a workshop?

If you want to have an experience of a lifetime and host a workshop too, contact:
workshop@ecoart.gr