Natural Building Course – 10 November 2012

Natural Building Workshop – 10 November 2012 

This one day workshop will provide you with a good overview of the entire process of building a natural home. We will tell you the story of building our sandbag house in Jeffreys Bay and give you a practical demonstration of each step from laying the foundations to applying the cob and natural lime finishes. This is a very special course, you will be told our story, from start to end, with all the insights required to start building your own house.

We will cover the following topics:

Visioning and creating a project plan for building your own home
Overview of different natural building techniques including wattle and daub
Getting your plans approved by the municipality
Laying sandbag foundations

Building walls using sandbags
Building walls using wattle and daub
Plastering with cob and natural lime

Laying down a natural floor
Cost breakdown of building

We will use powerpoint presentations to explain certain steps as well as practically building with sandbags, making cob and natural lime.

Bring pen and paper, sunscreen and a hat
We will be handling earth and other natural materials so it is advised to wear comfortable, old clothesCost: R650 (Lunch and teas will be provided)
Date: 10 November 2012 Times: 09h00 to 15h30
Venue: 3 Dandelion Close, Jeffreys Bay
Spaces are limited and bookings can be made by e-mailing

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