KaWay Monti School for Sustainability
KaWay Monti School for Sustainability
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Commenced:
Submitted:
07/07/2013
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
14A Km21, Huaraz, Ancash, PE
Phone:
959-473-219
Website:
www.kawaymonti.org
Climate zone:
Alpine





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Alexandra Gooch Amanda Macon Bearfoot Flagg Benjamin Vidmar brian mogley Chris Dyson christine  kjærland Elizabeth Goodman Emily Uebergang Gemma Ryan Grifen Hope Helder Valente Jean Rossouw Jordana Herron Julia Bowerman María Luz Cardozo Régis Grosset Rodrigo Quiros Roman Eisenkoelbl Seyran Deniz Alpugan Stella Caban
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KaWay Monti School for Sustainability

Project Type

Rural, Residential, Intentional Communities, Community, Philanthropic aid, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

KMSS works closely with the Quechua people of the Cordillera Blancas in Peru running courses on various forms of sustainability for both locals and internationals.

Project Description

The vision behind creating the Ka’Way Monti School for Sustainability (KMSS) embodies the overall vision of Ka’Way Monti (KM) itself. KM envisions a network of thriving, spiritually conscious communities that embody ecologically and socially harmonious ways of life. KMSS, and its permaculture and natural construction curriculum, play a vital role in creating the space to study and practice the means by which we can actually manifest this vision.

Permaculture draws upon modern science and indigenous knowledge in studying the patterns found in nature and applying them to agricultural practices and relationships within communities. Guided by core ethics it employs various design principles and methods to work holistically with material and energy flows towards creating self-sustaining living spaces.

Natural building is key for humans to be able to live in an affordable, sustainable and responsible way. Teaching natural construction helps to re-awaken people’s connection to their environment, and to re-awaken their inherent ability to build their own homes, as it is something that mankind has done since the beginning of time. Reviving this knowledge empowers people with the freedom to know their own ability to be self-sufficient; something very much lost in our culture today.

Founded by Chris Dyson in November 2012, under his direction, with the assistance of volunteers and guest teachers, the school quickly became known with enthusiasm to be a fixture amongst the locals in Llupa. The courses have been held at The Hof Hostel in the municipality of Llupa within the district of Independencia, near the city of Huaraz on the western slopes of the Cordillera Blancas of the Peruvian Andes. Given that Ka’Way Monti has been conceived by immigrants who came to Peru looking for new ways of living, one of the key principles has been a harmonious integration into what already exists in the region.

Updates

Living Change Program|1-15 August 2015|Peru

We are a leadership program aiming to inspire & empower the next generation of leaders looking to create positive change. Learn to take leadership of our lives, in our communities, and how to bring that practical knowledge home with hands on understandi

Posted about 2 years ago (0 comments)

Natural Plastering, Flooring, & Greenhouse management

Come learn how to put the finishing touches on a superadobe dome and learn how to establish a new greenhouse.

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Solar heated Showers

Taking advantage of our high altitude exposure to the sun we're installing a passive solar heater for our water.

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Customized Natural Building Workshops

Come learn with us on your schedule up here in the Cordillera Blanca mountains.

Posted almost 3 years ago (0 comments)

Superadobe Workshop: 12 - 20 April 2014

Come to the Andes & dig in the dirt. Learn with us how to build your own dome home from earth and basic materials.

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Superadobe Workshop: 25 March - 2 April 2014

Come to the Andes & dig in the dirt. Learn with us how to build your own dome home from earth and basic materials.

Posted about 3 years ago (0 comments)

Rocket Mass Heater Workshop

Radiate heat and love through your home with a heater made from the clay in the ground.

Posted about 3 years ago (1 comments)

Home-Stay Program

Live with the Quechua and help bring permaculture back to their way of living and farming.

Posted over 3 years ago (1 comments)

Apprenticeships

KM is now offering 3 month long apprenticeships to learn how to become a natural building teacher or qualify to head up your own natural building crew.

Posted over 3 years ago (0 comments)

Cob Ovens

Learn how to make a cob oven over the weekend

Posted over 3 years ago (0 comments)

Natural Building Courses

High altitude class on building with natural and found resources with the local Quechua people.

Posted over 3 years ago (2 comments)
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Administrators
Chris Dyson - Administrator/Finances Julia Bowerman - Administrator/Translator
Team Members
Bearfoot Flagg - Garden Manager 2015 season

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