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Natural Building Workshops

Tia Nuru offers workshops in natural building methods, specifically in the Cob building method where earth, straw, sand and water are mixed to make material for constructing walls.

Workshops held in Arusha generally start with a tour of our first building project – the Cob House in Moivaro, and an explanation of the basic principles of natural building. Topics covered in workshops include:

Our workshops always include a hands-on (or feet-on!) component, which allows participants to ‘get a feel’ for natural building, and to acquire practical knowledge in cob building.

At the end of the workshop participants have a basic knowledge of natural building, and sufficient tools to allow them to start their own natural building project.

Previous workshops hosted by Tia Nuru have been attended by experts in various aspects of permaculture in Tanzania. This has provided participants with a great opportunity to network and exchange knowledge in natural building and other aspects of permaculture.