SOLSCAPE - Eco Retreat & Progressive Learning Centre
SOLSCAPE - Eco Retreat & Progressive Learning Centre
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Commenced:
01/09/2002
Submitted:
23/07/2012
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
611 Wainui Rd, Raglan, NZ
Phone:
0064 7 8258268
Website:
www.solscape.co.nz
Climate zone:
Warm Temperate





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Dean Osborne Dylan Graves Hubert de Kalbermatten Pat Simmons Sebastian Eckes Stefan Scott
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SOLSCAPE - Eco Retreat & Progressive Learning Centre

Project Type

Rural, Residential, Commercial, Community, Demonstration, Educational, Permaculture Local Group Transition Town Permablitz

Project Summary

SOLSCAPE is a Progressive Learning Centre and Eco Retreat. We run courses and workshops throughout the year on Permaculture, Sustainability, and Holistic Well-being. Our diverse accommodations are consciously designed to fit within our primary goals of minimising our ecological footprint and inspiring visitors with working models of sustainable living. We are constantly improving the site with many projects including Earth Building, tree planting, growing food etc – all within permaculture principles.

Project Description

Solscape is:

a 10 acre property nestlled at the foot of Mt Karioi overlooking the Tasman sea, a short bush walk away from Ngarunui beach and world famous surf break Manu Bay.

an Eco Retreat offering diverse accommodations to guests that have been consciously designed to fit within our primary goals of minimising our ecological footprint and inspiring visitors with working models of sustainable living.   

a Progressive Learning Centre which delivers and hosts learning opportunities in Permaculture, Sustainability, and Holistic Well-being.

Our Special Features:

*Courses, workshops & retreats  *Roundhouse Earth Domes  *Forest Tipi retreat  *Passive Solar designed Eco Baches  *Recycled Railway Carriages  *Camping/Campervans *Meeting/Workshop Venue  *Earth Oven/BBQ *Permaculture gardens, Food forests & Land Care   *Surfing Lessons and Equipment Hire  *Yoga Classes  *Massage  *Amazing views of the Ocean, Changing wave and sky scapes, Native forested Mountain, and the West coast of the island.

We are active members of our community and working within the Transition Towns Movement.

Updates

Permaculture Design Certificate course - March 12th to March 26th 2013 - Raglan - NEW ZEALAND

Gain your PDC qualification in the Recycling capital of NZ - Raglan/Whaingaroa! Learn from some of NZs most prominment trailblazing permaculturalists, and enjoy a stay in our stunning Westcoast environment.

Posted over 7 years ago (0 comments)

Permaculture Design Course: September 8 - 23rd 2012.

Gain your PDC qualification in the Recycling capital of NZ - Raglan/Whaingaroa! Learn from some of NZs most prominment trailblazing permaculturalists, and enjoy a stay in our stunning Westcoast environment.

Posted almost 8 years ago (0 comments)
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