Free Earthbag Training for NGOs May 23/24

Free earthbag workshop in Thailand for NGOs and building professionals who are going to help rebuild Nepal.

Dates for first 2 day workshop: May 23, 24, 2015
(hurry, that’s only one week from now!)

Trainer contact information:
Owen Geiger at naturalhouses [AT]
*Email me for workshop details.

Hotel: $12/person
Meals: $1-$3

Emphasis is on earthquake resistant building methods.

9 thoughts on “Free Earthbag Training for NGOs May 23/24”

  1. We would like to know where the earthbag training is taking place in Thailand. We live in Chiang Mai, Thailand and have an earth home and are interested in learning more. We have lots of friends/co-workers in Nepal, having worked there for years. We know it’s almost time for the workshop. Hope to hear from you soon!

    • I’ve added your name to the list. The dates keep changing. We’ll have a workshop when we get a large enough group. I’m in Sakon Nakhon.

  2. Hi Owen,

    I am going to start building my new (non-profit)school here in Kep, Cambodia in the next few weeks and I have a few questions for you.

    1.) What would you recommend for building here in Kep (Southern coast)- earthbag or earth block? I am leaning towards earth bag construction of our round bungalow housing.

    2.) I see you are having a workshop next week for NGO’s working in Nepal. Would it be possible to attend if there is space available? Or can you tell me if there will be another workshop in the near future.


    • Both will work. The best building option depends on many variables such as available materials, cultural preferences and local conditions such as hurricanes and earthquakes.

      I’ve added your name to the workshop list. The dates keep getting pushed back for various reasons. We waiting to get a large enough group.

  3. faceboook page:
    NZ Epi Island Incentive Trust

    also google above for many mentions

    We have been looking for a way to rebuild some houses on Epi and would love to sponsor a workshop on Epi Island, Vanuatu to help the local people rebuild. Please email if you are interested
    Ideal time is August 25 to Sept 27 2015

    Thank you
    Robyn Watson, Michelle Page

  4. The main group that was coming just received a generous offer of free training by builders in Nepal. Unless more people get in contact with me soon, the workshop may be postponed until the following weekend.


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