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Natural Renewable Building

Come join this year’s Natural Renewable Building Course at The Permaculture Research Institute, Australia. This is an intensive, hands-on course, where you will learn how to build your own affordable, sustainable, and functional structures plus so much more! Geoff will take you through this course step by step in not just techniques but planning and designing the Permaculture way. This week-long course will be packed with learning opportunities.

The early bird discount for this course runs out in five days. To secure the discounted price, book now.


What Natural Building Techniqes will you learn?

  • Strawbale building
  • Cobb straw
  • Cobb bamboo
  • Earth bag
  • Sawcrete
  • Bamboocrete
  • Papercrete
  • Bamboo, wattle and daub
  • Chaff render
  • Lime plaster
  • Earth roof
  • Additional elements that are covered

    • Solar heat pump glass houses
    • Rocket stoves and heaters
    • Solar hot water
    • Compost hot water
    • Rocket stove hot water
    • Wood stove hot water
    • Pizza and bread oven

  • Insulation and thermal mass design
  • Compost toilets
  • Reed bed grey water
  • Alternative grey water
  • Reed bed black water (toilet)
  • Solar, wind & micro hydro electricity
  • Ramp pump water pumping
  • All climates will be covered including temperate, desert and tropical climates.


    Further Reading


    The early bird discount for this course runs out in five days. To secure the discounted price, book now.

    The Permaculture Research Insitute

    PRI Zaytuna Farm functions as a model farm (in development) and permaculture training facility. Geoff and Nadia Lawton, world-renowned permaculture educators and consultants, lead the project. Much of Geoff and Nadia’s time over the last few years has been spent away from the Institute, consulting and helping set up projects in diverse locales around the world. Seeing the worldwide demand for knowledgeable permaculture consultants and teachers increase exponentially, as fuel and fertiliser prices skyrocket and the effects of climate change, soil depletion and water shortages begin to hit hard, priority and focus is now shifting back to the Institute, where growing the training program will increase the output of quality teachers to help fill the growing need for them.

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