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Week-Long Workshops

We will have three 7 day workshops available during October, November, and December 2018, as part of our S.N.A.P Initiative

These will be aimed at more immersive learning, and will cover a range of techniques and styles of building. While they are suitable for newbies or beginners they will also benefit people who are more experienced with natural building techniques and want to deepen their understanding.

All courses will include in depth theory of their specific technology, but will also include how to begin harnessing multiple natural building techniques within the design of your home or space, how to analyse and put to use your specific site soil, how to mix and test your own natural plasters, plus lots of great skill sharing ideas pointed towards off-grid living and sustainable communal practices.

Each Week-Long course costs $500 per week, with early bird prices of $450 until August 1st, and multiple course discounts at $415 per course. Camping spots are supplied on the beautiful EdenHill family farm, all meals included, with a great communal atmosphere.



October Workshop

SuperAdobe Circular Medicine Hut, with Earth Render, Thatched Roof, and Riverstone Floor

We will be bringing in the Apprentice Program with a wonderful building which will be used by the owner of EdenHill Farm, Leni, for her Natural Medicine and Healing practices.

The walls will be constructed out of SuperAdobe, a refined EarthBag technique, and is what we here at Curvatecture specialise in and are most excited about. It will be circular in shape and 4mt in diameter, naturally rendered inside and out, with some beautiful windows, a thatched roof (from local reeds hopefully) and a river-stone floor. We will be installing a wood burner for all of Lenis potions to be cooked up on!

Workshoppers will be working hard on getting the walls complete, but we will also be teaching an introduction to SuperAdobe and all it’s applications, Soil Identification, how to mix and apply Natural Renders, how arches incorporate into Superadobe’s construction and design, how to design a SuperAdobe building from scratch, a case study of The WillowEnd Round House (Australia’s first approved SuperAdobe family home) and a whole bunch of other natural building tips and tricks. You will be treated to Haydens extensive knowledge of how to incorporate SuperAdobe into any design you choose to pursue.

6 -12th October 2018
$500 per week, all food included. BYO tent or camping gear.
Payment plans and early bird prices available.

 

Early Bird prices of $450 available now until 1st August

Apply below

 


 November workshop

Rammed Earth tiny home, with recycled pallet floor, recycled roof, creative windows and doors

From our success at experimenting with Rammed Earth at The WillowEnd Round House, we’re itching to try it again and build a smaller, complete structure from this amazing technique.

It will be a traditional looking Cottage design, with all 4 walls being built from Rammed Earth. We will be processing and up-cycling pallet wood to make a beautiful reclaimed timber floor, and recycled roof cladding.

Come and learn this simple but striking technique on a beautiful property in Gippsland, VIC.

3rd – 9th November 2018
$500 per week, all food included. BYO tent or camping gear.
Payment plans and early bird prices available.

 

Early Bird prices of $450 available now until 1st August

Apply below

 


December workshop

Light Earth sleeper cabin, with Cordwood Floor, and recycled sheet metal tiled roof

We’re so excited to be building with Light Earth for it’s amazing insulative properties. It is a mixture of Clay slip and Straw, so is incredibly sustainable and locally sourced.

The 4 walls will be constructed from Light Earth, with some beautiful windows, and a lovely door.

Students will learn how to install light earth over a standard timber frame, and how to install a recycled steel roof.

1st – 7th December
$500 per week, all food included. BYO tent or camping gear.
Payment plans and early bird prices available.

 


2 or more Week-long workshops for $415 each!

If you are interested in attending any of our week-long workshops, please feel free to get in touch below.