Natural building camp 
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This will be week, where you enjoy:

*creating with natural building materials,
*beeing in close to nature,
*silimilar interest companions,
*DIY and less consumption,
*simple methods for building home with clay, sand and straw.

Natural building camp will take place in the valley of Piusa river, in village called Tuderna. This place is located in South Estonia, 28km from town Võru. This is the Juured.ee (in Estonian language means "roots") growing center of natural lifestyle and sustainability. Here you will find different natural building examples - cob, log and strawbale buildings, clay oven, curved heated benches, rocket stoves. The camp will take place in the old farm place, where one side you can find bracing river Piusa and another side is wild pine forest.

The rhythm of the typical camp day consists:
*awakening physical body (example Yoga, bathe in the cold river, exercises etc.)
*clay and cob building (in the morning 3h and afternoon 4h)
- making cob mixes,
- sculpting cob Rumford fireplace and heated bench,
- building clayfloor,
- ending strawbale wall with cordwood and lambwool (covering the wall with cob),
- mixing clay plaster with local clay,
- plastering walls,
- during mixing sessions (with foot) we will use musical instruments and silent sessions, 
- introducing natural building technology examples
*additionally possibility to try mowing with light scythes(smith made)  
*leisure time and rest (noon 2h and evenings)
*we feed our body with tasty vegetarian food(morning light meal, lunch and dinner)
food preparation and camp clean up (we organize shifts, everybody can give effort 1-2 time)
*in the evening fire, sauna and possibility together create entertainment

During camp we will continue the building of curved cob-strawbale house (look photos). This house will be guest and children house or just good example how to build with community. The outside walls are partly built but there is need for finishing the walls. The inner part of outside wall and heated cob bench inside the house needs sculpting. Mainly we use local clay, sand and straw, also wood. So far the building process has taken 28 days totally, average helpers and builders number has been approximately 12 people per day.
The outside walls are made with three different techniques:
1) Classical strawbale method without wood construction,
2) Bale-cob method where bales are outside the wall and cob inside the wall.
3) The cob and cordwood method.

Until the Feb 2014 the costs of materials for this house are about 500 EUR, this is without the roof construction. The total inside area is about 38m2.

The fee is 190EUR, this consist vegetarian food, teaching process and using the sauna. Ask discount for children!  
Part-time voluntary needed for cooking!  You wil be responsible for one meal per day (dinner or lunch), you get one assistant. Please contact if you have experience with vegetarian food cooking. Iif you will be, then you can partly participant from building sessions and the whole fee only 70EUR.
Dates: 14-19 July 2014. The camp starting at 11.30 am on 14-th July, finish 19-th July 5 pm.
For registration  send E-Mail pille@juured.ee (name, E-mail, age, why you want to participate?) Info E-mail pille@juured.ee or telephone +372 56 988 101(Pille). We will ask you send a deposit 40 EUR. Deposit is not refund if you cancel your booking after 1-th June 2014.

Language: The main language is body language but also Estonian and English when needed.
Instructor: The main instructor Jaanus Viese.
Take with you: tent and sleeping facilities. The river valley is cold during nights and hot daytime. Rubber boots or boots for foot mixing (we do it with bare foot but when day is not so warm then you need boots). Bring your cap, porridge bowl, spoon. Musical instrument is welcome!

Transport: Tuderna village is 28km from Võru and 45km from Põlva. Tartu is 94km.Train station Piusa is 3,7km.