Natural Plaster Workshop in Jeffreys Bay - 15-19 August, 2011
Friday, 15 July 2011
Jill Hogan of McGregor Alternative Technology sent through the following information about an upcoming natural plaster workshop happening in Jeffreys Bay.
We invite you to a practical workshop that is designed to give you knowledge and skills to help you build your own natural home.
The workshop will be led by Jill Hogan, founder of McGregor Alternative Centre who has over 14 years of experience in natural building. Jill Hogan is highly sought as an expert on all aspects of natural homes and has an incredible amount of knowledge and first hand experience.
The course is designed around some theory and practice so be prepared for lots of physical activity.
Some practical aspects that will be covered in the course includes:
– different natural building techniques
– example of building a rubble foundation for a stoep floor – making wattle and daub inner walls
– natural plastering techniques focusing on lime plaster – from selecting the right earth, making the plaster, applying it and maintaining it
– natural floors – make an earthen floor from cob and lime
The course will be offered in Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape, and the practical work will be done on a house that is being built from sandbags and earth.
Cost: R1 350 includes teas, breakfast and a vegetarian lunch One option of accommodation available at R130/ night Dates: 15 to 19 August
Places are limited to 20 to ensure quality practical experience
To book your place please contact Susan: e-mail
or 084 329 88410
To book your place please contact Susan:
mobile: 084 329 88410
For more details on MAT, please visit their website.
Phone: 023 625 1533
Last Updated ( Friday, 15 July 2011 )