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Natural Building Course Oct - Nov 2011

Project: Klien Karoo Sustainable Dryland Permaculture Project

Posted by Alex Kruger almost 13 years ago

An exciting blend of theory and practice, with many on site earth buildings from different materials

NATURAL BUILDING COURSE at Berg en Dal, Ladismith, Western Cape

31 October to 5 November 2011

This six day building course is for anyone passionate about Natural Building. You do not need any prior experience, just a reasonable level of physical fitness to participate. Whatever your physical abilities may be, you will be able to form part of the team.

This course is aimed at anyone who would like a better understanding of natural building materials and practical building skills. It would suit owner-builders, architectural technologists, engineers many others and provide a good understanding to those looking at sustainable building options.

Our training farm offers many examples of natural building and green technology, which you will explore during your time here.




The course has three focal areas:



1.     Zone Zero (home)

2.     and Zone One (surrounding garden) integration

3.      Climate mitigation

4.     Green technology introduction



1.     Basic site layout and measuring

2.     Passive solar design

3.     Foundations

4.     Walls

5.     Plastering

6.     Openings

7.     Environmental and social impact of building



1.     Cob

2.     Mud brick /Adobe

3.     Rammed earth

4.     Straw bale

5.     Rock

6.     Compressed earth block




This six day course costs R4000.00 per person, which includes daily vegetarian lunches & two teas; two evening meals as well as a Building Course Manual and electronically transferable data.

Your deposit of R2000.00 by 7 October 2011 confirms your place on the course. Should you cancel after this date, the deposit is non-refundable. In the unlikely event of us cancelling the course we will return your deposit in full.

Accommodation costs are separate - look at our web page on accommodation for more information. (www.berg-en-dal.co.za )

Please mail us at [email protected]  or [email protected] to make further enquiries. 

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