Adobe / Ferro-cement workshop in Northern Thailand - Dec 08

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    Adobe and Ferro Cement Sauna Building Workshop
    December 7 - 21, 2008

    Come and join us for the building of our sauna! We are very excited to add this healing and revitalizing element to our community, and would love to have an enthusiastic team there to help us build.

    This workshop is hosted at the Panya Project, 60 km north of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Please check out our website for more information:

    The workshop will be an adobe workshop. We have lots of experience building with adobe, and will be able to share with you the in’s and out’s of this amazing technique, including:

    Making bricks

    Laying bricks and using earthen mortar

    Plastering (possibly elephant dung plaster)

    Natural paints

    In addition to the skills gained in adobe building, we are also going to explore the arena of ferro cement. This remarkable style of working with cement allows a person to literally sculpt the shape of the structure into whatever they like. Unlike conventional cement, very little is used in the contruction of ferro cement. It is very useful for water tanks and other applications. We have chosen to use it as the interior walls for our sauna for a number of reasons. The most important reason is that eathen materials would not hold up to the extreme moisture of a steam-room sauna. The ferro cement will allow us to create a beautifully curved interior including benches and windows, while also being able to withstand the high humidity and temperatures. The ferro cement is also very easy to clean with a smooth finish, which is essential for sauna’s.

    Whether you are excited about building a suana for yourself or you would like to learn to build with adobe for your own home, this workshop will give you the skills you need. Please come and join us.


    Course fees: Two week course:

    December 7 - 21: 13,500 baht (about US$400)

    We ask all participants to pay a $200 deposit to secure your place. Contact us to register.


    Learn more at our website:


    CONTACT US NOW to register:

    Christian Shearer

    [email protected]

    +66 87-181-8821 International

    087-181-8821 From inside Thailand

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