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July 2018

Course House building in Madeira

16 July - 22 July
Ecoaldeia de Janas (Quinta do Luzio), Street Luzio n15, Halloween cerrado
Sintra, Portugal, Sintra 2710-267 Portugal
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€245 17 tickets left

Training Area: wooden house construction (American style) Introduction In this course will be talking about the ancient wood as material and universal application, having stated to the nineteenth century and confirmed his versatility in various contexts and programs, dictating the evolution of the construction technique. In the XXI century it is said also to be the most appropriate material for the effective renewal of constructive practice, whenever you want to cross the building tradition, sustainability issues and technical development.…

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General course NATURAL CONSTRUCTION – 3edition

28 July to 9:30 - 4 August to 18:00
Ecoaldeia de Janas (Quinta do Luzio), Street Luzio n15, Halloween cerrado
Sintra, Portugal, Sintra 2710-267 Portugal
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€40 - €315 27 tickets left

In this Natural Construction course we will make known the bases and foundations of a wide range of bio-construction techniques: carpentry and woodwork logs (roundwood), green manuring (greenroofing), partitions, Dry sanitation and alternative energy, Construction of clay, mortars and grouts and flooring with traditional ceramics (the application process). Participants will learn the fundamentals and practical applications of different materials with an experienced and multi-faceted and participate in an installation to complement…

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August 2018

PDC – Permaculture Design Course with Joshua Gomez

15 August to 9:30 - 26 August to 18:00
Ecoaldeia de Janas (Quinta do Luzio), Street Luzio n15, Halloween cerrado
Sintra, Portugal, Sintra 2710-267 Portugal
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€450 - €650 29 tickets left

Full PDC Course Details This intensive Permaculture Design Course (PDC) follows the principles and material designed by Bill Mollison, Australian researcher, author, scientist, teacher, biologist and co-founder of the Permaculture Design System."Permaculture offers a radical approach to food production and urban renewal, water, energy and pollution. It integrates ecology, landscape, organic gardening, architecture and agro-forestry in creating a rich and sustainable way of living. It uses appropriate technology giving high yields for low energy inputs, achieving a resource of great…

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Construction in progress Land

20 August to 9:00 - 26 August to 17:00
Ecoaldeia de Janas (Quinta do Luzio), Street Luzio n15, Halloween cerrado
Sintra, Portugal, Sintra 2710-267 Portugal
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€220 20 tickets left

Or we will build? The Ecovillage of Janas need a house to house animals and travelers doves. Traditionally lofts are constructed as circular buildings taipa; are inspired us for this project in the peninsula traditional lofts. We will use the inside wall dual to innovate the technique of "light-straw-clay", offering beautiful insulating characteristics. What we will learn? We will learn the functioning of the earth as a building material, deepening its fundamental characteristics. Develop criteria and all parts…

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