CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
23rd – 29th of October 2019
The workshop is open to maximum 10 participants from Kosovo and Balkans, who are interested in natural building, working with natural materials such as mud and straw and team work.
The workshop will consist of theoretical part about natural building, energy efficiency especially heating system such as Rocket Stove Mass heater. Rocket Stove Mass Heater is a heating system mostly made of clay ,sand and straw. It is based on principles such as thermal mass, and uses a very small amount of wood as fuel. his is an energy efficient heating system, not resource demanding and is shaped in the way that there will be no generated heat leaving from the house! It is a cozy place to stay on cold winter days!
Natural building is a way of constructing housing and other structures with a major emphasis on sustainability, that’s why mostly materials from regenerable, minimally processed and thus compostable resources, such as wood, clay and straw are used for construction.
Natural building is sustainable, without waste, inclusive, creative, team work and fun! Natural building is for everyone regardless of their experience, age, gender, or any background.
In general, from participants of this workshops it is expected to be:
- interested in natural building and environmental topics
- present during the whole duration of it
- willing to work in a team
- ready for hard work
- spend one week in relatively simple, but nature friendly conditions, which also includes tasty, local vegetarian food
No previous experience is required!
Accommodation and food will be provided and travel costs within Kosovo reimbursed!
It will be done in English with combinations of Albanian, Serbian and Croatian (dobardanski).
The facilitator of the workshop is experienced builder from Croatia.
If you are enthusiastic about natural building and interested to learn about it by doing it, you should fill in this registration form before 14th of October.
In Boževce/Bozhevcë, we build with nature in mind as we are implementing a permaculture design – natural building comes as a logical option while developing the estate. It is non-toxic and materials that we will use for building will be 100% local!
During this workshop, we will together talk about energy efficiency and learn about Rocket Stove Mass Heater and build one inside of the house which will be used for environmental education and volunteering programs about permaculture, sustainable living, food production, regenerative agriculture…
The place will become an example of natural, local and economically affordable solutions, as well as a place for demonstration for straw bale building, rocket stove mass heater, reed bed (grey water filtering system)… For people to get inspired and build their houses as sustainable and natural as possible!
If you want to learn more about the first rocket stove built in Bozevce last year, check this link for inspiration: https://3peas.design/building-a-rocket-stove-mass-heater/
Building with Nature in Mind is an EU funded project managed by the European Union Office in Kosovo and supported by BGF and INDEP.
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