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Building a Communal Kitchen in the PapraYbá Ecovillage in Serra Grande, Bahia, Brazil


March 18 @ 4:00 pm - April 14 @ 12:00 pm Contact

Students in the 28-day Brazil Complete Cob Workshop will learn all aspects of building a Cob structure from Foundation to Roof with daily lectures and hands-on practice. We will build the 15 to 20m2 (depending on number of students) communal kitchen for the brand new PaparaYbá Ecovillage, an intentional community located in the southern part of the State of Bahía, between the forest and the ocean, 5 km west of the closest town, Serra Grande, in the municipality of Uruçúca.

The PaparaYbá Ecovillage is located on 20 hectares of protected conservation forested  land called the Environmental Protection Area Itacaré-Serra Grande, at the edge of the State Park of the Serra de Condurú.  It is crossed by the River Tijuipe and a smaller stream and is a short drive to the long white sand surf beaches of Ilhéus to the south (45km) and Itacaré to the north (30km). The community consists of 14 nucleus units made up of 27 individuals (singles, couples and families with children). The land is mostly lush green tropical vegetation and harbors many protected indigenous animal and plant species.

Salvador, the closest large city, is 5 hours to the North by car. This area of Brazil is the most African and boasts exciting folklore traditions like the dance called Forró as well as Capoeira, Afro-Brazilian Percussion and of course Samba. Our hosts are preparing all kinds of optional weekend activities and excursions for discovering the rich culture of Bahia (additional fee).

PaparaYbá Ecovillage is only in the beginning stages of construction. It is a center for Sustainability Education, welcoming new paradigms and living as a model of integration and unity in diversity.  PaparaYbá hosts many cutting-edge workshops and trainings focused on intentional community living: Dragon Dreaming, Sociocracy, Gaia Education courses, Schumacher College trainings, Permaculture Design Courses, Agroforestry, Bioconstruction trainings, Theta Dreaming, Reiki, Massage, Art of Hosting, Non-Violent Communication and Family Constellation.

We will be building their first communal building. Five members of the community will be taking the workshop as students as will other local and non-local Brazilians, including builders and masons. The workshop capacity is 20 students, half of which will be from outside of Brazil.The general design of the kitchen built by the workshop students will be decided on by the community to fulfill their specific needs, however student input and implementation of the details (shelves, niches, furniture, hook implements, sculpting, decor, window styles, etc…) will form part of the workshop.

Students who complete the four-week Course/Training will receive the CruzinCobGlobal “Advanced Cobber Certificate of Completion” for Foundation, Cob Walls (which includes Door, Windows, Shelves, Art, Electrical & Plumbing), Floor, Plaster & Roof. This prepares them for the role of Cob Assistant in Building Workshops (for Oven Workshops they will need to first take one) and Cob Building Intern on Building Projects.


March 18 @ 4:00 pm
April 14 @ 12:00 pm
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Paparaybá Ecovillage
Serra Grande, Brazil


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