CI_April-May-2017_web-410.jpg
CI_April-May-2017_web-413.jpg
DSC00363.JPG
IMG_6022.jpg
CI_April-May-2017_web-410.jpg

Copy of Intro


intro to

Natural building

December 27th, 2019 - January 5th, 2020

Takure, Sindhupalchok, Nepal

INTEREST FORM

SCROLL DOWN

Copy of Intro


intro to

Natural building

December 27th, 2019 - January 5th, 2020

Takure, Sindhupalchok, Nepal

INTEREST FORM

A 10-Day Introduction to Natural Building Techniques

Earthbags — adobe — Plastering — bamboo — wattle + Daub — compressed earth blocks — rammed earth


Highlights

➥ Learn the science and art of building with soil

➥ Hands-on practice with bamboo, cob, adobe and more!

➥ Delicious Vegetarian Meals

➥ Cultural Immersion in Nepal

➥ Hiking in the Himalayas

➥ Airport Pickup and Transportation to Takure

➥Visit local schools, help in our permaculture garden and build alongside community members as we help Takure recover from the 2015 earthquake

 

overview

Following the April 25th, 2015 earthquake in Nepal, Conscious Impact arrived in Takure to support local families to rebuild their homes with sustainable construction materials. In the last 4+ years, Conscious Impact has constructed a primary school, community center, women’s cooperative and more than 40 homes…all from earth. In this process, Conscious Impact has trained hundreds of Nepalis and international volunteers in natural building techniques.

Now, Conscious Impact and our team of construction professionals, is excited to offer our first ever 10-day comprehensive Introduction to Natural Building. If you have been interested in getting hands-on training with natural and sustainable building materials, this is the program for you.

No experience is necessary, but we encourage students and professionals in engineering, architecture and other construction backgrounds to apply. This program is designed to leave you with both theoretical and practical understanding in the world’s most exciting natural building techniques.

details

  • Dates: December 27, 2019 - January 5th, 2020

  • Location: Takure, Nepal (5-7 hours drive from Kathmandu)

  • Cost: $795 ($695 early bird registration), $195 for Indian and Nepali nationals

    • Includes: vegetarian food, camping accommodations and transportation during 10 days

    • Does NOT include: international airfare, food/accommodation in Kathmandu, travel insurance

  • Registration Deadline

    • Early Bird: September 1, 2019

    • Final Registration: November 15, 2019

Give back

More than 75% of the funds raised for this course go towards supporting Conscious Impact’s service work in Takure, while less than 25% goes towards your food, accommodations and supplies. As a small non-profit, we are grateful for every contribution that allows us to continue our support of local Nepali families. Thank you!


$795 10 Day Introduction to Natural Construction Certification Program

$195 for Nepali and Indian nationals  

CI_April-May-2017_web-413.jpg

Copy of Our Past Programs


our past programs

Copy of Our Past Programs


our past programs

since 2015, conscious impact has trained more than 200 volunteers and local nepalis in natural building techniques

We study soils, split bamboo, mix cob, compress bricks and smooth plaster, all while having an amazing time. Earth building is strong, beautiful and much more fun!


Photos from our previous workshops and trainings…

DSC00363.JPG

Copy of Copy of yoga intro


our 2019 program

Copy of Copy of yoga intro


our 2019 program

AN EXPLORATION OF NATURAL CONSTRUCTION techniques

Our 10-Day Program is designed to give you the theoretical and hands-on experience you need to leave with practical skills in sustainable earth-based design and construction

You can apply this knowledge and experience anywhere in the world!


10-Day Itinerary

Day 0, December 26th (or earlier): Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal. Spend one night (or more) in Kathmandu. Explore local cultural and historical sites.

Day 1, December 27th: Meet Conscious Impact team and other program participants in Kathmandu at 8am for private transport to our village site (5-7 hours); Orientation, camp tour and dinner provided upon arrival.

Day 2, December 28th: Morning Work Tour and introduction to natural building construction sites; Afternoon community tour to see Nepali village life and culture

Day 3, December 29th: Morning — Theory and science of earth construction (including how to test soil qualities), plus hands on experimentation with soil; Afternoon — How to Make Compressed Earth Blocks

Day 4, December 30th: Bamboo! How to harvest, clean, split and weave bamboo, all in one day!

Day 5, December 31st: Cob! The theory and practice of mixing sand, straw and soil to make one of the world’s oldest building materials. Evening New Years Eve celebration

Day 6, January 1st: Day Off for New Years. Time for a shower, laundry or a day hike into the Himalayan mountains

Day 7, January 2nd: Earthbags and Superadobe! How to design and build with one of the world’s most earthquake-safe building materials

Day 8, January 3rd: . Earth Plastering! How to get that smooth final finish onto the walls and floors of your earthen structures.

Day 9, January 4th: Final day of work. Morning: Rammed Earth! Afternoon: Review, last questions and time for individual exploration of personal interests. Do you need more time practicing with bamboo? Are you interested in designing your own home? Complete your personal projects with help from our team.

Day 10, January 5th: Final breakfast and departure to Kathmandu (8am). Participants can fly out anytime after 5pm or the following day from Kathmandu airport.

IMG_6022.jpg

Copy of Our Teacher


our teacher

 

Copy of Our Teacher


our teacher

 

mariana jimenez

As a Civil Engineer and Director of Natural Building Programs for Conscious Impact, Mariana has more than a decade of studying and practicing construction around the world. For the past 5 years, Mariana has been guiding hundreds of international volunteers and local Nepali masons in natural building techniques. Her expertise includes Compressed Stabilized Earth Blocks (CSEBs), cob, wattle and daub and earthbag construction. Certified in Earthbag Dome Construction from Rancho Uha (Cal-Earth Institute’s partner in Mexico), Mariana will guide you as you learn the theory and practice of natural construction.

Mariana will not be alone, as more than 10 other experienced Conscious Impact team members will be on site to support in the construction and to guide you through the process. We look forward to meeting you in December!