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Six day Superadobe workshop May 6th-11th Fillmore CA  RSS feed

 
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Six day Superadobe workshop lead by Erik Ven, CalEarth alumuni, earth building instructor May 6th-May 11th
Fillmore, CA, Flying Pig Ranch
https://www.facebook.com/events/539846142721826/

To read more about Superadobe, and Earth Building check out this website:
http://calearth.org/

Participation fee is $ 950.00 by paypal or money order.

With all questions please contact Erik through Facebook or Meetup.http://www.meetup.com/GETOCALIFORNIA/events/106563432/

Ian Lodge CalEarth's site director comments about Erik:

"If anyone needs a good and dependable ...guidance on a project or an extra helpful hand on a pre-existing project then I would like to recommend Erik Ven.

Erik has been at Cal Earth for several months now and has had his hand in teaching and building and would be an asset to any project. He is also a good thinker and applies logic to whatever the task at hand resulting in good decisions and right action. Further, he is dependable and consistent!... Ian Lodge Cal Earth Site Director"

Through the course of this workshop, participants will learn all the important aspects of basic Superadobe earth building while creating a 10-12 feet dome with two windows and a doorway.
The course will introduce the principle of the arch, bagging and waterproofing and plastering techniques, students will build their own window and door forms, which will immediately be used in the building process. We’ll learn about how to use compass and what wall corbelling is.
By the end of the week you will not just be able to build a dome but also will have built your first one.

Schedule:

Day 1

8:00-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-9:30 Lecture 1
Introduction, History of Superadobe/Principle of the Arch, domes and vaults
9:30-9:40 Break
9:40-10:40 Lecture 2
Soil analysis, stabilizers, test methods
10:40-10:45 Break
10:45-12:30 Hands On 1
Principles of forms, Building dry arches

12:30-1:45 LUNCH (individually)

12:45-3:30 Hands On 2
Building forms 1 semi circle door, 1 semi circle window, 1 lancet arch window
3:30-5:00 Hands On 4
Leveling/Drawing Practice Dome Footprint

6:30-8:00 Q&A

Day 2

8:00-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-9:30 Lecture 3
Waterproofing
9:30-9:35 Break
9:35-11:30 Hands On 5
Digging foundation
11:30-11:35 Break
11:35-12:30 Hands On 6
Compass

12:30-1:45 LUNCH (individually)

1:45-4:30 Hands On 7
Laying foundation, Burrito Wrap
4:30-5:00 Cleanup


Day 3

8:00-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-12:30 Hands On 8
Bag Laying

12:30-1:45 LUNCH (individually)

1:45-4:45 Hands On 9
Bag Laying
4:45-5:00 Cleanup


Day 4

8:00-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-9:45 Lecture 4
Windows
9:45-9:50 Break
9:50-12:30 Hands On 10
Bag Laying

12:30-1:45 LUNCH (individually)

1:45-4:45 Hands On 11
Bag Laying/Waterproofing
4:45-5:00 Cleanup


Day 5

8:00-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-9:45 Lecture 5
Plastering
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-12:30 Hands On 10
Bag Laying/Waterproofing/Plastering

12:30-1:45 LUNCH (individually)

1:45-4:45 Hands On 11
Bag Laying/Waterproofing/Plastering
4:45-5:00 Cleanup

Day 6
9:00-12:30 Hands On 8
Bag Laying/Waterproofing/Plastering

12:30-1:45 LUNCH (individually)

1:45-4:45 Hands On 9
Bag Laying/Waterproofing/Plastering
4:45-5:00 Cleanup


6:00 Closing ceremony, certificates

Accomodation

You can set up your tent on the site or there are plenty of hotels and motels in the area to choose from. For those who register prior to 4/15 we'll try to arrange for a group discount in one of those hotels.

To read more about Superadobe, and Earth Building check out this website:

http://calearth.org/

Participation fee is $ 950.00 by paypal or money order.


With all questions please contact Erik through Facabook or Meetup.
 
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