About the Natural Building Course (NBC), in Thailand At Daruma
(follow these links if you are looking for our PDC, Intensive PDC, or our Agile PDC courses)
Our Earth & Natural Building courses at permaculture.asia cover topics including Cob, Adobe, Rammed Earth, Poured Earth, Bamboo, Clay Plasters and Straw Bale construction. Each of the primary materials can be discussed & learned about in more detail depending on your interests & goals before getting some hands-on (or feet-on) practice.
We also feel it is important to include Design and decision making methods where appropriate as part of the course, especially if you have a project in mind for a specific location. Appropriate materials & techniques for your site could vary widely even within one country.
Once armed with methods to make decisions based on the location of your project, you are more able to choose materials & techniques suited to that region.
Of course, there is plenty of hands-on activity and opportunity to get to grips with natural materials & the tools used to work them, although mastering the techniques can take years. Or a lifetime ;-). But natural materials are very forgiving by nature to those beginning to learn the techniques, and allow you to achieve results which can be refined & developed for your project.
At Daruma you can see on-site living & working examples of Straw Bale, Earthen Plastering and both Rammed and Poured Earth walls, which have been in continuous use in parts of the Mosaic School and other areas of Daruma EcoVillage as part of the accommodation blocks & teaching venue, including all the bricks used in the boundary wall at Daruma which are compressed, stabilized earth & have been in place for a decade or so.
Days With No Class
As a visitor, you are welcome to use the natural pool when class & practical activities are over. To discover the facilities and wider area around Daruma such as the nearby lake, reservoir, Bang Saen beach, and Siracha, take a look at our About pages.
Daruma features many interconnected systems such as the natural pool, many koi & catfish ponds, rice paddy and chinampas all interconnected with canals, integrated animal systems, vegetables, fruit trees and of course many buildings and structures that provide shelter for humans & animals as well as learning facilities.
Daruma has an extensive library with literally (pun intended) thousands of titles about permaculture as well as many topics associated with permaculture, natural building techniques, design and what might be called the permaculture lifestyle. LibraryThing (an online library resource) lists over 800 works (less than half) of our print books. Feel free to see what is available: https://www.librarything.com/catalog/DarumaEcoFarm
Taking Your Natural Building Course in Thailand
Of the many places to take your natural building course in Asia, Thailand has always been a popular destination.
Natural building courses near Bangkok Thailand
Here at Daruma we are firmly in the tropics, however the climate in Thailand can be as varied as in any country that rises in elevation from sea level at the coast to mountainous ranges and is classified as wet/dry tropical.
We feel our all inclusive price delivers excellent value to you, covering all meals, accommodation, use of the extensive library & other study areas including 20 computer cubicles in the Learning Resource Centre, super fast internet, natural pool, sauna and FarmLab™ to name a few of the facilities at Daruma which are at your disposal during your stay.
Updated as & when they become available, hit the link to see all our courses here, and all our permaculture courses in thailand here.