Hayden from Curvecture will guide you through everything you need to know about building with Super Adobe or Earth Bags.
The Green House is a very intricate, interesting home designed by owner builder Linda Scott and Integrated Biotecture’s Architect, Will. It Involves a throng of natural building techniques, and incorporates SuperAdobe in around 1 third of the building.
The building is ultimately divided into three sections, spread across a very sloped site. It begins with a Strawbale octagonal main section at the top of the slope, weaving down into a central light-earth and cob Greenhouse section, and finalizing in a submerged, double level earth-bermed SuperAdobe buried Art Studio! We, of course, have been enlisted to share our knowledge and skills with SuperAdobe, and to run the first of many assorted technology workshops, to get things rolling.
You will also learn Solar Passive design theory, theory on all other natural building techniques, how to hunt and harvest wild clay to use in any natural building technology, how to mix and apply natural renders and plasters, all in a hands on, fun, communal environment.
We will also be taking little trips together and doing many little activities outside of our learning, and living on a working EcoVillage with over 200 homes planned and under construction; A wonderful blueprint of how to alternatively structure living communities in the busy modern world.
Hands on experience and sit-down instructional classes will cover:
Camping gear, van - Clothes to get dirty - Clothes to hang out in - Good hat - Good boots - Sunscreen - Gloves - Stationary and Notebook - Something to share - Something to play/with - A keen spirit and ready body!
If you’d like to come and learn all you need to know to head out into the world and confidently build with SuperAdobe and Earthbag techniques, plus lots more juicy Natural Building skills, sign up today and come and meet us. We’d love to have you!
Cost for the Workshop is $500 per week, or $900 for 2 weeks. Minimum 1 week stay, but we can offer a daily rate of $100 if required.
The Narara Ecovillge is located on the beautiful Central Coast, just over an hour north of Sydney. Nestled in the bush and not far from pristine beaches, the Ecovillage is located just off the freeway to the city, minutes from modern conveniences and the train station, yet surrounded by magical Strickland State Forest.
Narara Ecovillage is a wonderful blossoming community of like-minded people who wanted to take community seriously in this modern world. The structure of the extensive village is both personal and vast. The blue-print that it can provide to Australia and the world is very promising and interesting. It is definitely a different way to structure villages and neighbourhoods, and should prove an interest to everyone who attends the workshop.