Natural building course gallery 2014

These photos were taken during CPD accredited natural building courses facilitated by Peter McIntosh over the course of 2014 at two different venues. The courses are designed to teach participants how earth works, allowing them to make an appropriate choice based on materials available to them on their own site. Materials and techniques covered included, mud brick, cob, light earth, rammed earth, compressed earth brick, rock, natural plasters, foundations, walls, openings, passive solar design, basic site layout and how to test your earths.

These pictures are from the October 2014 course, held at Magic Mountains Retreat, facilitated by Peter McIntosh. The stone cottage is an old existing building and was in much need of repair when the owner brought it a couple of years ago. The brief for the courses was to build an addition onto the stone cottage and to do some repair work. For the complete course album please see our Facebook page. Photo credits: Tarien Roux and Peter McIntosh.

These pictures are from the October 2014 course, held at Khula Dhamma Eco Retreat Centre, which Peter McIntosh was contracted to facilitate. For the complete course album please see our Facebook page. Photo credits: Peter McIntosh.


These pictures are from the May 2014 course, held at Magic Mountains Retreat, facilitated by Peter McIntosh. The stone cottage is an old existing building and was in much need of repair when the owner brought it a couple of years ago. The brief for the courses was to build an addition onto the stone cottage and to do some repair work. For the complete course album please see our Facebook page. Photo credits: Tarien Roux, Peter McIntosh, Stephanie Leonsins and Jennie van der Byl