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Natural Building Workshops 2017

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This course is an introduction to the basic techniques of earthen building, covering all aspects from soil selection to final decoration, with constant hands on supervised practice.

Each course is limited to ten participants to ensure a high standard of tuition. Instruction will be in English and Thai.

The courses will take place at Mae Mut Garden,  in the Mae Win district of Chiang Mai province, at the foothills of Doi Inthanon on the following dates:

Sep 27- Oct 2 2017

Oct 16 – Oct 21 2017

Nov 4 – Nov 9 2017

 

DAY 1

Introduction to the materials and site preparation basics

Soil Mixing & Basics of adobe design

Different construction styles pros and cons

Brick Making

 

DAY 2

Brick laying, Walls, arches and corners

How to build a straight wall

Shelving options

 

DAY 3

Preparing plaster materials

First coat plaster practice

Using glass and bottles for decoration

Bas relief

 

DAY 4

Prep for electrical work, laying wires and fixing sockets.

Setting windows and doors

Preparing final plaster

Final plaster practice

 

DAY 5

Final plaster practice

How to waterproof adobe for bathrooms

Using lime plaster

Coloring plasters for decoration

 

DAY 6 am

Student led practice and Q&A

 

The cost of the course is 3500B per person, including transport to and from Chiang Mai, accommodation and all meals.

See here  to read some reviews of last year’s workshops

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Author: marco

growing food and making do with less

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