People often ask us about natural building employment, training and career advice. The following advert is an example of how students can gain natural building skills on the cheap.
“Who learns skills for free? Interns who assist aid organizations.
Learn and serve in the US only or here and overseas as well. Build Simple Inc. offers free training in construction and design of geo-textile buildings like earthbag and straw wattle or techniques like Ubuntu-blox that use agricultural waste or plastic trash.
Two weeks of training near Albuquerque, NM is being scheduled for early July, with repeat dates in September. Help BSI to advance building knowledge about alternative techniques while you learn. Builders, photographers, building designers, and service team leaders can all contribute needed skills. Engineers and engineering students are especially needed to test structures- ask about donating a day or getting involved in an ongoing study.
A lot of people agree that the current system is broken and in need of new solutions, whether it’s the educational system, government or how to obtain affordable, decent housing. Inspired by sites such as UnCollege, and alternative systems such as distance learning, mentoring, apprenticeships, WWOOF, internships and volunteering, I’m exploring how to create the … Read more
Here’s a quick update on our latest workshop with participants from the Philippines who are planning an eco-resort. It was a great workshop and a great group. We built two demonstration structures: a square corner and a partial dome. In addition to practicing each step of construction, this schedule gave us ample time for whiteboard … Read more