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building naturally

Local materials and traditional techniques, enriched with the latest science and design for low-carbon, healthy and beautiful living spaces: this is what the slow technology of ‘building naturally’ is all about.

Seminar topics

Earth building seminar (from June to November)
Teacher: Varvara Valtchanova
During this seminar you will learn about the characteristics of earth as a building material, the field tests that enable you to identify the right soil for building and the main earth building techniques. You will have a practical experience on adobe making, straw-earth infill and plastering. A guided excursion to nearby villages will give you the opportunity to further explore traditional building techniques and their possible adaptation to modern requirements.

Links to past events:

Workcamp 2015
Workcamp 2014
Workcamp 2013
Workcamp 2012
Earth building seminar 2012
Workcamp 2011
Outstanding earthen architecture in Europe – Award 2011
Workcamp 2010
Workcamp 2009
Workcamp 2008
Workcamp 2007
Workcamp 2006
Workcamp 2005
Workcamp 2004