Event organizer: S.C. COB S.R.L – Ileana Mavrodin – June, July, August 2021:
Casa-Verde Sasca Romana (www.casa-verde.ro)
5 days – 200 Euro.
Monday afternoon we meet and setup the tents.
Group 1: 28 june – 3 july
Group 2: 12 july – 17 july
Group 3: 2 august – 7 august
Group 4: 16 august – 21 august
Those who come to this workshop have a dream of building a natural house, during the 5 days we want to show you that this is possible and we will help you design your project acording to your buget and physical condition.
We will be talking about choosing the right building site, about the soil, design, building materials. We eill work on cob walls, make different plasters like: clay-sand, clay-sand-lime or sand-lime, natural paints and decorative elements. We will talk about all phases of building a house from foundations and walls, to plasters, natural paints and modeling. We will also discuss the mistakes that were made at Casa-Verde and how we fixed them .
The participation fee is EUR 200/person. Children over 7 years old will pay a fee of 100 euros, for children under 7 years the fee is 50 euros.
To secure a place the down payment is 50 euro/person please make the payment only when you are sure that you will be able to participate because this is not refundable.
You need your own tent but if you do not have one please let us know and we will set one up for you.
Food is included in the price and consists of milk, cheese, eggs, honey, fruits and vegetables, etc. (mostly local products). We have a kitchen with a stove on site.
For further information and registrations, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also contact us by phone +4 0720 092 912 for appointments or other questions related to the workshop.
Below is a detailed program of the workshop:
Monday: We expect you to arrive at Casa-Verde, Sasca during the afternoon no later than 18 o’clock. We set up the tents, organize and we get to know each other (each participant says a few words about himself and/or his project).
We start each morning at 8:00 and work between 9:00 – 11:00 and 17:00 – 20:00
7:30 We serve coffee, tea, milk, cereals, jam, honey and butter
8:00 – 10:00 hands on project:
Tuesday: we make COB,
Thursdays: Natural PAINTS, Basorelief,
Friday each participant chooses a small INDIVIDUAL PROJECT.
11:00 Coffee Break, a snack and tales about Cob *
12:00 – 13:00 go to the beach, swim in the Nera river.
13:00 – 14:00 lunch
14:00 – 16:00 rest, beach time or study
16:00 – 17:00 Snack and tales about COB, foundations and drainage, green roofs.
Advantages and disadvantages of building with cob, straw bales, cordwood, rammed earth and earthbag, building permits, design and costs on projects like Castelul de Lut, Popasul Verde, etc.
If you have a sketch of your “Dream House” please bring it along, if you already have the land you want to build on please bring a sample of clay.
17:00 – 20:00 Hands on: Tuesday – COB, Wednesday – Plastering, Thursday – Natural paints and decoration.
Friday: we work on individual projects.
20:00 – 21:00 dinner and camp fire.
On Saturday, at breakfast between 8:00 and 10:00, we conclude the seminar and draw conclusions.
Casa-Verde is in a very beautiful area in the natural reserve of Beusnita Nera Gorge (http://www.infocheilenerei.ro/) that is why before departure we recommend a 3-hour trip to The Tunnels In Cheile Nerei.
Ileana Mavrodin & the team