A 21-day Earthbag Building Workshop
Rebuilding Homes of Earthquake Affected Families
In Mulabari, Nuwakot District, Nepal
May 3-23, 2016
In the wake of the recent earthquakes in Nepal, there is great need for the rebuilding of houses and schools using earthquake resilient techniques. This spring, Woven Earth will be hosting our second service-learning comprehensive workshop on Superadobe (earthbag) construction including certification. During this workshop we will rebuild 2-3 homes in a highly effected area of Gorkha District, involving the local people who are interested in learning this technique. Course will give a solid foundation of theory and practice in Earthbag building and will include various other lessons in Permaculture Design and Himalayan Earth.
Sliding Scale: $950-$1250
Cost includes food, accommodation, transport, and materials. Your contribution will help fund the houses we build. The more you give, the more we’ll be able to support this community in need. Please give from your heart, and give what you can.
Most of us will be staying in tents. Please bring your own sleeping bag. We will provide tents and a pad to sleep on. If you are not comfortable sleeping in a tent for the duration of the workshop, we can arrange accommodation with a local family.
Partial Scholarship for Experienced Earthbag Builders: $650-$850
We want to encourage skilled builders who have been trained in this technique to join us, so are offering this sliding scale. The more you contribute, the more you’ll be contributing to materials needed for the buildings.
Paying a deposit* of $350 will reserve your spot in this course. Please click the link below to leave a deposit or pay in full (preferable!).
Resilience can be defined as the ability to return to a state of balance after some disturbance. It is the capacity to “bounce back” or even to absorb shock, bend, and return to the original shape without damage. Nepal will recover, and not only recover, but there are opportunities at this point for the country to gain even more long term resilience and sustainability.
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*Deposit is non-refundable.