5 Days
Duration
18 +
Age
16th to 30th November 2019
Period

The journey begins

Theme Natural Building
Style Hosted
Intent Giving Back

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Thailand Architecture Student Course at Panacea

learning through nutrition, permaculture + mindfulness

5 Day Natural Building Course

 

Panacea is the Greek goddess of healing, hence this centre is a centre for learning how to live sustainably, healthy and heal ourselves and our environment. Located in Central Thailand, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, in the district of Muak Lek. The 2 ha site is on the outskirts of the town of Muak Lek, boarding a large river, local farmers, coconut plantations and a scout camp.

 

The Client’s vision is to create a community which will showcase and teach sustainable practices. The centre will teach Organic Farming, Natural Building, Appropriate Technology, Permaculture, Yoga, Mindfulness and Reiki Energy Healing.

Learning Opportunity on:

  • Principles of Natural Building and Vernacular design
  • Bamboo framing, Bamboo weaving panels,
  • Earth block making laying, Lime, Clay and Cassava Plastering
  • Introduction to Appropriate Technologies such as Compost heating, Water Filtration, Solar Collecting and Biogas

When?

20th December – 24th December 2019. Starting from Thursday 19th PM, Free to Depart on Wednesday 25th AM onwards.

 

Is this package for me?

Travel Style Hands-on 5 Day Natural Building Course perfect for couples, friends or the solo adventurer.
Service Level BOOK ASAP with Tom. To reserve a place, deposit of 1,000 Baht required – given to Tom. Full payment required on arrival at the Course. For disadvantaged students a discounted course fee at 1,500 Baht is available. Get in touch with Tom for more info.
Physical Rating Hands-on physical work that requires a reasonable level of fitness.
Trip Type Local Guesthouse available to arrange separately if preferred. Max places available 15 people

Inclusions

  • Food
  • Teacher’s fee
  • Camping onsite Accommodation
Price Euro Thai Baht
Fully inclusive 5 Days and 4 Nights ฿2500

 

Address The Panacea Learning Centre, Muak Lek, Saraburi, Thailand
Telephone Number +44 7899 657 128
Email Address

The Panacea Learning Centre, Muak Lek, Saraburi, Thailand. 2 hour Train and Bus options from Bangkok

A natural building on average stores 4 tonnes of carbon in its embodiment. Hence is CARBON NEGATIVE! where as a typical modern build ADDS 6 tonnes of carbon into the air. As a client or an architect if we can choose natural building over modern, we can have a net reduction of  10 tonnes of carbon.

Nature has provided us with an abundance of energy and it is all around us! There are multiple technologies being developed, which mean we can design and build homes and villages which are energy independent, energy self sufficiently and even off grid. we using, teaching, researching the following appropriate technologies:

A. Solar Reflectors. Taking direct sun’s energy reflecting into to heat water or rocks for cooking.

B. Compost Heating. Converting heat energy from decomposing kitchen scraps into hot water showers.

C. Local hydroelectric power. Converting kinetic energy of river water into electrical energy.

D. Greenhouse Solar Collectors. Taking excess heat from the greenhouse to create a heat store.

E. DC Solar Pump to Water Towers.  Stores the suns energy as gravitational potential energy.

F. Solar Chimney. Heats the air to accelerate ventilation from building drawing cool air in.

Learning Opportunity on:

  • Principles of Natural Building and Vernacular design
  • Bamboo framing, Bamboo weaving panels,
  • Earth block making laying, Lime, Clay and Cassava Plastering
  • Introduction to Appropriate Technologies such as Compost heating, Water Filtration, Solar Collecting and Biogas

About SAWA

We are a design collective of like minded professionals who facilitate, design and build architectures for all. We often collaborate with individuals, community groups, charities, organisations and governments looking to support challenged communities in a wide range of contexts. These people are often living in poverty with limited access to health and education services. We work sensitively and carefully with our clients and users needs, to provide them with a a desirable asset that enhances their local environment. We look at projects holistically and critically to ensure a progressive, considerate and sustainable solution for all.