Project: Quinta do Vale da Lama
Posted by Walt Ludwick about 10 years ago
Permaculture Diploma with Lesley Martin;
The Bio Construction training happened during this week.
In this practical training, the task was to finish the walls of the 5**** star dry compost toilet close to the camping area with different techniques, using a variety of natural plasters to cover them.
Some comments from the trainer and students:
During this theoretical and practical 5 day course we had the opportunity to learn several sustainable techniques such as cob, wattle a daub and lime whitewash. We put them into practice, finishing the walls of the newly built dry toilet.
It was a cheerful week with 8 students and a lot of people coming and going to ”throw a little piece of cob on the wall".
Hugs to all who participated in the course and construction, and also to the ones which indirectly provided us with this event.
Nuno Mamede (trainer)
“Dancing barefoot in mud while you are learning how to build your own sustainable house can´t make you anything else than smilling”
“I went to the bio construction course
I went to expend my knowledge
Now my heart is dreaming
With more bio build”
Maria Rodrigues (student)
“Raw land, Cold land, Red land,
The smell, The touch,
And the soul that stands in bio construction, that's what I liked most.”
"To me it makes perfect sense that each of us can be a conscious creator of your own life. Learn to build with materials that nature provides, without spoil, it seems to me a fantastic creation! Thanks to Nuno and VDL for this opportunity. "
Sandra Santos (student)
Bio Construction materials
Bio Construction works
And day by day life at VDL goes by ... our giant pumpkin is still growing; small ponds to retain water were improved, banana trees give first fruits, indian figs are ready to harvest, the leaves and dried herbs for cooking, to spice or for tea are dry and ready to store and use...
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