2015 Summer Intensive
Weekends or all 9 Days
Earthbag, Permaculture, Natural Building
Dates and Time: June 27 9am -July 5, 2015 4pm
Location: Location will be at Earth Native Wilderness School: 137 Woodview Lane, Bastrop, TX
21 miles (30 min) from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
(Question? email email@example.com with "Bag Blitz" in the subject line).
2 Natural Homes side by side!
You'll be building and learning:
- Earthbag round house with reciprocating roof
- Wonderful light-clay-straw, adobe brick and wattle and daub - traditional timberframe infill options
- How to create an amazing inexpensive yet ultra durable Earthen floor
- How to make lightweight European clay-board for beautiful interior walls or Tiny Houses
- Install plumbing and electricity
- Rubble trench foundations
- Earthen pozzolan plastering - Moroccan, Japanese and Central American traditions
- Designing for efficiency with thermal mass and insulated walls
- How to find, harvest and use natural, local clays
- When to use salvaged materials and not
All 9 days
: For the person serious about building their own home or starting a professional Natural building career. This intensive will help you design an appropriate Natural home maximizing materials, time and budget helping you avoid costly mistakes with inefficient designs and techniques.
Bring a friend, 2nd person $760
REMAINING DUE MAY 15TH
Just the 2 Weekends, 5 days - $450.
(Sat and Sun + next Fri. Sat. and Sun): Plan on getting just as dirty and covering the extreme basics of building your own little earthen home.
Bring a friend, 2nd person $425
REMAINING DUE MAY 15TH
Limited camping available BE SURE TO REQUEST
$10/night per adult guest
Families with Children:
Families are encouraged to bring their children.
We do not provide day care
but we do encourage kids to interact and help if they wish. We understand that parents will need to flow in and out to meet the needs of their kids. Kids generally find playing and sculpting in the clay and being out in nature fun. Please send an email if you'd like to bring your kids so that we can do everything possible to help your family enjoy the week.
Cost for Children paid on arrival, must preregister:
0- 3 years old free. Please supply their food needs.
4 – 12 years old are $25 per day
13 – 17 years old are half adult tuition
- Both Weekends (5 days) = $225
This workshop will have no more than 10 students per teacher. We tend to fill up, so register early to reserve your spot.
Some work-trade opportunities; email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Bag Blitz work-trade" in subject line
Sat and Sun
Fill and spread washed gravel and rubble in foundation trench and floor
Mortar in Stem wall 1'6" high above ground level
Construct varieties of Natural Building, strawbale, earthen, light-clay-straw, European modular clay board
Mon. and Tues
Sourcing clay rich soil
Construct adobe blocks, light-clay-straw and strawbale modular panels
Tour of Earthbag in Austin
Design charrette; specifics for max efficiency of thermal mass vs. insulated walls
Fill earthbag courses to construct wall
Prep for, make and apply scratch coat earthen plaster
Prepare and begin adobe floor
Install door and window bucks and sills
Install electrical conduit and water lines
Install deadmen for shelves, windows, roof joists, etc
Finish, REVIEW AND CELEBRATE!
Earth Native Wilderness School Directions: