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Earth Building Workshop with Kerry Mulligan

27/04/2019 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Kerry Mulligan has collaborated with Richmond Community Garden to build an Earth Roundhouse onsite at the community garden. The techniques and practices in this one day workshop will be Wattle and Daub, Light Earth/Slip Straw both into a roundpole, round house structure. Learning these skills will give you a strong sense of earth-building

Kerry will share with you how to use natural materials for building beautiful and practical shelter. You’ll leave knowing how these techniques use low embodied energy, local materials and hands and feet as tools to build a human scale building.

Earth buildings use unprocessed and untreated materials for building so the air quality in an earth building is very high, and this type of construction also regulates the humidity in the air so these buildings typically do not have moisture issues. The unprocessed nature of the materials minimises carbon emissions as no or little machinery is used.

1 day Workshops
Saturday 16th March 9am to 4pm
Saturday 27th April 9am to 4pm
$65 per person
Please email Cathy – or via Messanger to book your place on this one day workshop.

There workshops are not suitable for children aged under 12, and children aged 12 to 15 years old will need an adult with them, please.


9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Richmond Community Garden
9 Evelyn Couzins Ave
Christchurch, New Zealand
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