- This event has passed.
Earthbag Dome Building in Jamaica900
April 19, 2014 - April 27, 2014 Contact
Our budding ecovillage in Negril, Jamaica is the location for this course, where there are already two partially completed Earthbag buildings. You will learn skills needed to plan and finish your own buildings out of earth, rocks, and wood. Learn the art of masonry dome building with Earthbags. We will construct an 8 ft earthbag dome in this course. Study concepts of bio-architecture like whole-systems design, water, power, thermal mass climate control, and passive solar heat collection. Practice simple drawing methods to help you design structures with these features. Experience finishing techniques like earthen plasters, cement, and lime. Your tuition gets you: Lectures, hands-on instruction, tour of the area, ground transport, meals, and camping. Enjoy seeing a slice of Jamaica on a couple incredible field trips. We will visit beautiful swimming and diving location on the seaboard, swimming spots along streams, and pass through nearby farms and towns. Permaculture and alternative technology topics will also be highlighted. Mostly a hands-on course, also including slideshows and lectures.