Adobe Construction Course at Marrakesh Organics
Date: September 8th to the 22nd, 2015 in Marrakech, Morocco
Space limited to 12 Participants
About the Course
This workshop is a comprehensive introduction to all the basic skills involved in constructing Natural homes. From making foundations and Adobe bricks to laying walls, windows, roof and energy capture systems, with special emphasis on Lime plastering, lime mortar and Tadelakt. This course will be taught in Arabic-French with available English translation.
THEMES & TOPICS
- Passive solar design
- Bioclimatic architecture
- Local, natural materials
- Lime plasters & Tadelakt
- Adobe brick making
- Foundations, stone cuting
- Preparing mud, soil types, consistency
- Wall laying
- Windows & doors
- Electricity lines & plumbing
- Shower & sink, grey water system
- Compost toilet
- Water harvesting system
- Pizza oven & much more.
About the Facilitator
Oussama Moukmir is a natural builder, researcher and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience building natural homes, restoring old buildings and researching & developing plastering finishes.
What you will get from this course
You will get thorough understanding of earthen architecture principles and the knowledge, skills and confidence to build your own house, water retention and recycling systems and the ability to design efficiently. Students will also get an opportunity to partake in farm activities and learn about:
- Permaculture Design
- Organic farming
- Animal systems
Commuters: 2500 DH (Only lunch, no sleeping accomodation)
Locals: 3900 DH (All inclusive)
International Students:€ 550 (All inclusive)
Full catering and lodging is included in the price fee and includes three meals and two coffee/tea breaks. Course limited to 12 Participants!
Accommodations and other specifics
- Moroccan living rooms being what they are shall offer plenty of room for each person to feel they have their own space (though not necessarily the privacy). You will be provided with a place to sleep, mattress, sheets, blankets, and pillow. Please be flexible about your sleeping space. Private rooms available, If you prefer to bring your own tent, there are lots of great spots for setting up a tent and having a little more privacy from the group.
- Great local cooks will be preparing our meals, so you can expect excellent food.
- Laundry service will be provided for a small fee.
- If you have any special needs please let us know ASAP.
- The average day temperature in the area during the month of September is a comfortable 33°C, with gorgeous nights.
Open and receptive attitude toward cross cultural communication Willingness to ask questions whenever necessary Conduct yourself in a cooperative manner and show respect to others Conservative attire is recommended Respecting cultural gender relations Sobriety at all times during the course No music played out loud No Drugs or Alcohol are permitted on premises, No pets
We have 3G sticks for internet use, but bring your own to avoid waiting.
What should I bring?
Work clothes, which will get dirty with mud Sun hat Sturdy working shoes Flashlight / Head lamp- Books- if you want to donate to our library Towel Own soap & shampoo Notebook and good pens for taking notes. Sandals and indoor footwear (house rules dictate no outside shoes inside) Tent, camping gear, sleeping bag (If you prefer to camp) Water bottle Beginners Mind – Be open to learning from everyone present.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call Omar at 0671907802