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Permaculture Course – Naturally Built Tiny House

June 11, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until June 11, 2023


HealthyBuildings = Healthy People

Natural, local and bioregional buildings contribute to ecologically sound local economies and create beautiful, healthy homes and villages to live our lives in.

You will learn to apply the permaculture principles throughout the building process. This hands on workshop will teach you about creating buildings with trees cut from the land, maximizing on-site and local raw materials and framing with rough cut local lumber. Passive solar design Phased and integrated site development and building techniques. Building structures and sacred sites with good feng shui and natural energy. Insulating naturally, using rainwater for domestic needs and greywater for gardens.

Come and learn how to create healthy, natural reasonably sized homes, outbuildings and communities.  We will teach you how to analyze building locations and materials to determine how ecologically safe and sound they are.

How to use straw bales;

  • Earthen Plasters, Light Clay straw
  • Passive solar hot water systems for domestic heating
  • Off grid Energy systems, Minimizing household sources of Electro-Magnetic Fields.
  • Using gravity and low energy pumps and systems for indoor/outdoor plumbing systems.

When you complete this entire series you will know how to create a beautiful naturally built home and community, from the ground up, and how to set yourself up to be fully off the grid!

Most of our time will be spent outdoors and there will be plenty of hands-on work. Home cooked and locally sourced meals included!

Lodging options include limited indoor common area as well as tent space on our beautiful 14 acres. Bring tents, sleeping pads, sleeping bags. Classes will start at 10am Saturday    There is a bus from Port Authority to Ellenville where we could pick you up. Let us know if this is the best way for you to travel and we will save dinner for you!  There is a Trailways Bus to New Paltz that we can pick up at too. Anyone driving who has extra space in their car let us know so that we may organize carpooling.

For questions or to reserve a space email andrew@homebiome.com | Link for Short Line Bus | Google map of our area


June 11, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Center for Bioregional Living
253 Briggs Hwy
Ellenville, NY 12428
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