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Earthbag building technique workshop
22 Mar 2012 09:00
25 Mar 2012 17:00
When: 22-25 March 2012
Where: Awhi Farm Sustainable Practise Centre
Gain the tools needed to get started building with earthbag. Get the experience and confidence to start your own project. We'll cover all the phases of construction from design to foundation, earthbag walls, plaster and roofs.
Get skills to build your own home, or a sleep out!
Other people spend a small fortune to build their home. Learn to build yours for a fraction of the cost. Unlike conventional building, earthbag construction is quicker to complete and easier to master. No previous building experience necessary.
Gain the tools needed to get started building with earthbag. Get the experience and confidence to start your own project. We'll cover all the phases of construction from design to foundation, earthbag walls, plaster and roofs. Learn the theory and design principles of this type of building along with gaining hands-on experience working on the structures currently under way at Awhi Farm -centre for sustainable practise.
Learn how to build your own earthbag shelter designed for New Zealand conditions. Design for high rain fall and seismic conditions.
Worried about earthquakes?
Nadir Khalili's tests in Hesperia, California demonstrate how earthbag structures exceed the strength of the testing equipment with no deflection or failure, and received code approval in the most dangerous level — seismic zone 4. Gaining building code approval in California, the strictest area in the world as far as building codes go, speaks volumes to the inherent strength of earthbags.
Where: Awhi Farm - Turangi (near Taupo)
Cost: $408 includes lunches 4 days Book here
125 per day
Accommodation: stay at Turangi accommodation (back packers or motel you choose)
Join us for this four day intensive workshop. Limited spaces available.
Location / Venue:
Awhi Farm, Turangi, (Near Taupo) NZ