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This workshop proposes the construction of little houses, of huts, being inspired by existing traditional habitations (or previously existing in France), or other latitudes - Africa for example. Realised in reduced scale from a balanced mix of earth, sand, and sawdust - and in certain case of straw - these constructions use techniques such as "wallow", earth bricks, wet earth and rammed earth. The roof can be of vegetation.


This activity, very creative, distracts one from the ordinary and brings us to a part of our childhood. To construct one’s house is also to construct oneself, and construct a place which resembles us and which makes us dream. It is educational because it makes us aware of earth as a material, with its different components, and with techniques of contemporary and secular construction. Contact with the earth has the power to center us, being peaceful and joyous.

The ecological approach of the workshop is obvious.


This workshop proposes equally an approach more technical destined to professionals of the building trade (Public Works Buildings), students of technical and agricultural colleges as well as individuals with a renovation or construction project.


The constructions are realised in one or several sessions on one or more pieces simultaneously. After drying the piece is hard and can be transported quite securely. The base is a square of tile.


Constructions : from 5/6 cm high to 50 cm.

Materials : earth, sand, chopped straw, small pieces of wood or little branches, bamboo, rushes, small stones, broken pottery etc...

Tools : fingers, a paintbrush, a tea spoon, bricks moulds.

The mix earth, sand, straw, is prepared beforehand and made available to students at the same time as the tools.


This workshop is for everyone.

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WORSHOPS & ANIMATION

- for all associations, schools, museums and salons -


- SECTION DEMONSTRATION - ACTIVITY


- SECTION WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS


- SECTION WORKSHOP - CLASS OF 1 OR 2 DAYS










SMALL-SCALE EARTH BUILDINGS WORKSHOP

Watch HERE the buildings progression,  the students’ works and read the technicals characteristiques!Workshop_buildings.html

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