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.

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...

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...

Guest post: Hybrid alternative and natural building blocks at the Delft ECD (Early Childhood Development Centre)

In Delft, an impoverished township on the outskirts of the Cape Flats, local government is changing its approach to building early childhood development centres with a pioneering project showcasing a hybrid of natural building methods and up-cycled waste materials. By...

Owner-builder journey ~ Franz Muhl: Energy flows where attention goes

In this edition of the Owner-builder journey, Franz Muhl writes about a mud brick addition to his Scarborough home: “Let me build a home from fertile materials that is beautiful and healthy to live in, have a very low footprint and would grow a forest if you...