Earthbag Hybrid Workshop in Guatemala

Join us for a fun filled workshop and vacation on the famous lake Atitlan (known for the mist) in a traditional Mayan community of Cerro de Oro all the way to Santiago Atitlan Solola, Guatemala. All inclusive cost $1,300.00

That’s eight nights and seven days of workshop/fun. Arrive at La K’zonA on March 12th for workshop starting Friday March 13th and departing Friday morning March 20th.

Stay a while longer at La K’zonA for $25.00 additional nights. Food included is $50.00 a night with three meals.

This is building workshop with hands on in each area of hybridizing bamboo and ferro cement to super adobe.

This allows you to build larger buildings and more flexible building design.

The outcome is a stronger building and always a faster building experience that anyone can learn and pass on to their team.

The cost includes hotel stay at the beautiful La K’zonA is a private hotel and hostel in a garden setting just a few yards or meters from the lake shore.

Thank you,
Carolina and the UlewAtitlan team.

5 thoughts on “Earthbag Hybrid Workshop in Guatemala”

  1. Maggie
    I too would like to know more?
    Can you explain more of how you are using bamboo in a ferrocement format..
    Or where can I access your info..
    I have seen your last article here ..but not sure of the problems you have incurred

  2. Yes, this is what I used for my roofs. I would not recommend it at all as I have had a lot of cracking, and I am now experimenting with a cover of split bamboo tiles over the existing roofs. My next dome, the one for the workshop, will be only the bamboo roof on top of the rice husk bags, which will be covered with lime plaster.

  3. Note for Oliver – This is yet another workshop using ferrocement which is made of concrete and steel (I also use bamboo in my ferrocement by the way) and yet you will not publicise my workshop because I am using some concrete and steel. I don’t think this is very fair of you….

    • Oliver = Owen? Are you referring to me? I’ve been promoting your workshops for years. Just search this blog.

      I am not against ferrocement. Search our blog for lots of previous articles. Ferrocement uses minimal concrete and steel mesh to create a thin shell that’s very resource efficient. It works great if built correctly.

  4. I’d like to learn more about their hybrid building system. It seems they’re using bamboo and ferrocement to create roofs on earthbag domes.


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