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Volunteering opportunity – Learn about natural building techniques

Volunteering opportunity – Learn about natural building techniques

Call for Volunteers:
We have an incredible learning opportunity coming up at the end of the month in Delft, Cape Town.
We need hands to help build the Ulwazi Educare Early Childhood Development Centre, facilitated by the Natural Building Collective, partnered with Uthando South Africa and Ikamva Labantu.

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Sustainable building at Ulwazi Educare with South Africa’s largest tyre building

The buzzing building site at the Ulwazi Educare in Delft, Cape Town, has set the tone for what is promising to be the largest tyre building in South Africa. The early childhood development centre (ECD) was designed in collaboration with award-winning sustainable...

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Natural Building Courses 2022

The Natural Building Collective will be hosting two CPD-accredited natural building courses in 2022. Check out the dates below: Natural Building Courses Natural Building Collective - Natural building course: materials and techniques (CPD accredited: 7 category 1...

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Natural Building Courses 2021

We're looking forward to hosting two of our esteemed week-long natural building courses in 2021. Last year, didn't turn out the way any of us planned. For one thing, Peter spent four months stranded in Guatemala. Also, we were only able to host one of our courses in...

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Natural Building Courses in 2019

In 2019, we will be hosting two of our esteemed week-long natural building courses, and expanding our international reach to grow our collective and partner with new and old friends alike. We'll be combining our experience of training in natural building with our...

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Offgrid humanitarianism ~ Podcast featuring Peter McIntosh

Offgrid vision is a project dedicated to empowering people in developed and developing countries to pursue living off-the-grid through sharing knowledge and experience and raising funds for deserving projects in developing countries. Patrick Lunt and Offgrid vision...

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The story of the Delft ECD Training Centre

The Training Centre is a passive solar, earth sheltered building out of tyres, cob, compressed earth bricks, ecobricks and glass bottles at the Delft Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre. The design is centered around minimizing the use of cement and concrete...

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Owner-builder journey: living the simple life living alongside wildlife

Laurie first wrote for us back in 2014 about her journey as an owner-builder and the challenges of building with mud on the edge of Hwange National park, Zimbabwe. She recently posted an update and we knew our readers would want to see what she's been up to... Their...

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Announcing! The Green Building Academy 2018

We’re thrilled to announce Peter McIntosh will be co-facilitating Long Way Home’s inaugural Green Building Academy in Guatemala this year. Participants can expect a solid grounding and hands-on experience in green, sustainable building and construction practices,...

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