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Natural Building in the Cloud Forests of El Salvador$300
June 23 @ 11:00 am - June 29 @ 11:00 am Contact
This workshop is being hosted by the Clouds of El Pital Eco-Tourism Cooperative. Our cooperative has been five separate cob houses and cabins to host tourists in the beautiful El Trifinio Biosphere on the slopes of El Salvador´s highest mountain. The nearby cloud forest offers a beautiful site to learn about natural building techniques.
During this workshop, we will be building a small restaurant for the cooperative out of wattle and daub, slip straw, and natural plasters. We will also be re-plastering a finished cob cabin and installing a rocket mass heater into a finished cob house. This workshop offers you the opportunity to see several different cob and wattle and daub structures in different phases of construction. Besides staying in beautifully furnished cob cabins with fantastic views of the El Pital mountain, you will also have plenty of hands on experience to learn a wide variety of natural building techniques. You can see pictures and videos of the cabins we have built at our website here:www.nubesdelpital.com
The workshop costs $300 USD and includes lodging in private cob cabins, three meals a day, all the coffee or tea you can drink, the workshop learning experience, several free e-books on cob and natural building, and a hiking trip to the El Pital cloud forest. We also offer transportation to and from the Salvadoran airport (about a 3-4 hour drive) for $70 per person.
While El Salvador receives lots of negative media attention due to violence, we are located in one of the safest parts of the country that receives a large influx of tourists. Furthermore, we are a tight knit community of small farmers that enjoy having people come and visit as guests.
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