2020 Solid Earth Summer Workshop
Introduction to Earth Building and Adobe Immersion
5 - 9 February 2020, Nelson
This 5-day workshop covers many aspects of building with earth, with an in-depth focus on the Adobe Brick technique. It will empower participants to tackle their own building projects, from pizza ovens, to retrofits with natural materials and feature walls, to a full house build.
Learning time is divided up between classroom time and gaining hands-on experience in a range of techniques.
Topics covered are:
Sourcing and testing materials
Design for earthquakes and durability
Planning and consent process
Making and laying Adobe mud bricks
Earthen plasters and clay paints
Other earthbuilding techniques such as cob, wattle-and-daub and light earth infill (LEM)
Building a pizza oven
House tour or bonus surprise activity
The price includes lunch every day. We have limited availability for accommodation on site, so please book early if you would like to stay. Cost of accommodation is extra.
Terms and Conditions:
- Bookings on a first in, first served basis. We require payment in full to secure your booking.
- We require a min. of 6 participants to run this course and will cap it at 12 participants.
- We will confirm this course by 20 December 2019, so please check with us before booking travel.
- In the unlikely event that we have to cancel this workshop, we will of course give you a full refund.
- For cancellations made before 20 December 2019, we will retain a 20% processing fee, and refund you 80%.
- No refunds for cancellations after 20 December 2019 or No Shows
I have made payment
Via bank deposit to Acc # 38-9003-0705891-00 Solid Earth Adobe Bldg
I require a GST receipt
Please let us know in the comment section below to whom we should make out the receipt.
I would like to stay on site
We have limited accommodation available on site. Please indicate your wishes below and we will see if we can make it work for you. Please note that you will have to self-cater for breakfasts and dinners. If you wish to arrive the night before, there will be an extra charge of $40/55 for the cabin.
Cabin/House Truck $160 for single occupancy, $220 for double occupancy (4 nights)
Own tent or van $15 per night (per person)
Lunches will be gluten free and vegetarian. We are happy to accommodate other dietary needs.
Other (please specify in comments below)
Health & Safety Requirements
Please tick the following boxes to indicate that you have read and understood the minimum safety requirements to take part in hands-on activities.
I understand that I have to provide and wear appropriate footwear (closed shoes or gumboots)
I will bring my own dishwash gloves and use other supplied protective equipment as directed
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