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Barriere BC Insulated Rammed Earth Workshop 2018

Posted by admin on December 5th, 2017 under Uncatgorized  •  No Comments

We are back again in Barriere where we had such a successful workshop at John and Laurel’s homestead last year, that we thought it would be great to return.

Date : May 7 – 12

Location : Barriere , BC Canada

Learn to build rammed earth from pros, this isn’t no ‘make a small sample and slideshow sales pitch’…it’s the real thing!

We will show you all you need to know to build walls with all the special techniques we normally use.

Whether you want to build for yourself, as a career or just learn for curiosity this gives you valuable experience that you need.

This is what we will cover:

  • Foundation fundamentals
  • Material Selection
  • Mix quality control
  • Forming
  • Installation of electrical boxes and conduits
  • Insulated rammed earth methods
  • Wall and sample testing
  • Curing & sealing walls
  • Skid steer operation (Bobcat)

Early bird price is $1,600 CDN  ( regular price is $1,800)

Deposit of $800 is required for sign up

Breakfast and lunches are included.

Free camping is available on site.

Contact us by email to get on the  signup list or for more information.

Be sure to leave your phone # and the best time to reach you.


Africa Eco House

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Africa Eco House








This a sneak peak at a concept that we are working on to be built in Africa, it is a sustainable house that will do more than just house some people. Local training of rammed earth workers, tile makers, metalworkers and permaculture gardening will be incorporated. Rainwater harvesting will feed the garden during the dry season and solar hot water will reduce energy consumption.

africa eco rammed earth house