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    "The simple elements of water, earth, air, and fire can still create, if the magic of their intimacy is understood, the most perpetual relationship between matter and spirit."

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  permaculture design certificate course thailand, PDC in koh phangan   UPCOMING PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE (PDC) COURSE >> more...
17 OCT - 29 OCT 2016

         
     
         
    "Only when architect, bricklayer and tenant are a unity, or one and the same person, can we speak of architecture. Everything else is not architecture, but a criminal act which has taken on form."

(Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian Artist and Architect)
     
     
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phanganearthworks hosts several immersion workshops throughout the year.

Following the great success of our previous Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Courses in 2011 - 2015 we are pleased to announce one more certificate course:

• 17 October - 29 October 2016

CLICK HERE to learn more and secure your space today.
CLICK HERE to read an article/testimonial by one of our recent PDC graduates.

Permaculture Design Course (PDC certification), Thailand

>> click on the image above to download the A3 poster (197 KB)

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UPCOMING EARTHBAG CONSTRUCTION WORKSHOP ON KOH PHANGAN

• 12/13 March 2016

earthbag workshop on koh phangan, thailand

>> click on the image above to download the A3 poster (354 KB)


Popularized by Iranian architect and builder Nader Khalili since the 1970s, natural building in general and earthbag building (EB) in particular are becoming more and more relevant in a world where housing becomes less and less affordable. Building with earthbags allows the use of local, natural materials for the filling which substantially lowers the embodied energy commonly associated with the manufacture and transportation of building materials. Using earthbags results in extremely durable and strong structures (in a whole range of climates), for a minimal amount of money (compared to conventional construction methods).
COME AND JOIN US FOR AN EXCITING 2-DAY WORKSHOP!

Participants will learn the basics of EB, and by the end of the weekend feel ready to begin a small structure by themselves. We will inspect existing buildings, do hands-on demonstrations on how to fill bags, how to lay them, and how to tamp them, and engage in Q & A sessions. Supplemental slide shows and film screenings will complete this full-immersion experience. Freshmen welcome, earthbag experience not required.

Dates: Saturday 12 March and Sunday 13 March 2016;
Workshop hours are 08.00 - 12.00 and 13.30 - 17.30

Where: On our jungle hillside property in the hills above Sri Thanu village, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, THAILAND.
Email us to ask your questions or to reserve your space today, or call Julien +66 (0)83 393 90 21

Price: THB 4’000 (ca. 100 EUR), with an early-bird discount of THB 500 for full payments prior to 15 January 2016.

The number of participants is limited to 30 people, first come first served.

Teacher: This introductory workshop will be taught by phanganearthworks co-founder and owner Julien Balmer. After extensive study of alternative building methods in general, and earthen construction techniques in particular, Julien began conceptualizing the earthworks project in 2008. Over the past 5 years he has built five earthbag structures, including two darkroom meditation domes and a spacious and rather luxurious 70 sqm house. For images, please access our galleries on this site.

Click here to download the A3 workshop poster (PDF, 354 KB).

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PHOTOS & TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST WORKSHOPS


Earthbag Construction Workshop - February 2012


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What participants had to say:

  Excellent. A great 2-day workshop covering what appear to be the basics of earthbag construction. (Matthew, Singapore)
  It's a very good introduction to earthbag building, and it would be difficult to do more in a weekend. (James, New Zealand)
  You appear to know your subject very well and share your skills and knowledge with total openness - I very much appreciate that. (David, UK)


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Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course - March 2011


Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course (Koh Phangan, March 2011) Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course (Koh Phangan, March 2011) Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course (Koh Phangan, March 2011)

>> click on any of the images above to access the gallery (8 photos)


What participants had to say:

  I now want to stop dreaming and start doing. (Anna, Australia)
  This course has broadened my perspective and I now know that every climate/region has potential. (David, Canada)
  There always seems to be an answer to any problem. (Arisai, Thailand)
  I am determined to go and do it. (Akari, Japan)
  The knowledge gained will go a long way in working with friends on their urban properties. (Jevin, Canada)


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PHOTO GALLERIES


Permaculture Design Course (Feb 2014)

Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course (Koh Phangan, February 2014)

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>> CLICK HERE for details on our next PDC Courses
>> CLICK HERE to read an article/testimonial by one of our 2012 PDC graduates.

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Earthbag Weekend Workshop (Feb 2014)

Natural Building Course Thailand - Earthbag Practical Weekend Workshop (Koh Phangan, February 2014)

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Wood-fired Oven Workshop (Feb 2013)

Natural Building Course Thailand - Wood-fired Oven Workshop (Koh Phangan, February 2013)

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2012 & 2013 Permaculture Design Courses


Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course (Koh Phangan, March 2012)

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Earthbag Dome Course (Feb/March 2012)

Earthbag Dome Construction Course (Koh Phangan, February & March 2012)

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Bamboo Construction Workshop (Feb 2012)

Bamboo Construction Workshop Koh Phangan Thailand

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