Host a Workshop

We have 3 workshops that you can choose from:

  1. 5 metre Air crete / hemp crete + 3 metre  super adobe dome home

  2. Permaculture in action Water Self Sufficiency tech

  3. Consciousness integration workshop to drop all broken programs 

We believe that people everywhere have a basic right to create quality housing for themselves. Help spread this knowledge. If you are able to host a workshop, this is the fastest, least expensive, and most fun way to build your AirCrete and Super Adobe Dome! Imagine having a team of 30 or more enthusiastic builders working on your project! Work becomes play and a lot gets done in a short amount of time. It’s a big win/win for everyone. 

A fiber reinforced AirCrete is fire-proof, rot-proof, water-proof, termite-proof, and very strong against the destructive forces of earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes. It is relatively simple, with only basic skills, to build a very beautiful, high quality, energy efficient AirCrete home for a small fraction of the cost of conventional housing. In Addition to AriCrete we will build a small 3 m diameter and 3.3 m tall sand bag / super adobe room. 

Bio Veda Workshops bring people together for an experience of a lifetime. We follow an age-old tradition of building for each other. And as we build, we build friendships, community and skills that free us from the high costs of conventional housing. A Bio Veda Workshop is the most efficient, enjoyable and inexpensive way to build. In exchange for hosting the workshop you get a free dome! 

Bio Veda supervises the construction of your AirCrete and Super Adobe dome with up to 35 participants who learn by providing hands-on labour.
There is definitely a lot to gain by hosting a workshop and it requires a lot of careful preparation.
 

Before you apply to be a host, please read carefully through Host Requirements and Workshop Host Manual (curtesy of dome gaia and Hajjar Gibran) 

For a list of tools and materials for a Permaculture in Action Water Workshop please email alosha {at} bioveda.co

A typical response to a potential host:

We generally charge 800-1000 USD per student for a 2 week workshop where we will build a double dome as per below top picture. We no longer charge students a fee, and rather let the host del with finances. We require a minimum of 13000 USD to cover out time as well as 2 return air fair tickets, accommodation and food.This i for a workshop of 10-20 people. For over and above 20 people we will require to bring an assistant at 5000 USD + flights + accomodation & food.

 

The students will live on your land or nearby rentals and this will be paid separately by the students to the host and organised by the host

A host would also need to help with marketing  so we get a minimum of 15 people. Bio Veda will also send the invite to our list of subscribers, but we do not guarantee that we will get students.

 

We will provide the graphics and video promoting the workshop and send it out to our subscribers. We will require an intro video from the host on what the project is about the area. We do not guarantee getting the students and thus we charge 10000 USD for our time to come and run the workshop for our host. Same graphics and video will need to be promoted by yourself to get the students.

 

We will require a 3000 USD deposit to secure the date. This deposit will be refunded should all the preparations be made correctly, all materials bought, foundation and site prepared and correct tools ordered to site.

 

We will provide the list of materials and tools to be purchased.

 

Prior to our commitment we would require to have a Skype face to face call to understand your values and your vision.

Here are some FAQ which host have:

Q: Would it be a 10 day or 14 day workshop?

 

In 14 days we will be able to build 2 domes (Aircrete and Sandbag)

Q: Can we have access to plans for the building before the workshop for getting council approval (and any other advice in this matter - building regulations)?

 

Yes we will provide a sketch drawing 

 

Q: What is the minimum number of people required?

 

15 people is the minimum to be

Large 300 litre concrete mixer (for sandy soils) or paddle mixer (for clay soils)  

 

Q: We need more clarity around the payment system - is it that we organise everything, and in return get 2 free passes to the workshop, plus the labour of the dome built? or is it different?

 

You as a host pay for materials + get the necessary tools which can be used to build multiple structures in the future. We charge 800-1000 USD per student (depending on quantity of students). Together with students we build you 2 domes in 2 weeks. We have a Sunday in between which would be great to see something interesting in the area. Students pay for the outing separately. Students pay for food and accommodation over and above that. You need to get 18+ students for this workshop to happen. I can help with video and graphic support as well as web page like I did for Nepal crew. www.bioveda.co/live-training

Material cost for the Water workshop will approximately  be:

 

A host would also require to pay for the materials to build a:

 

1) 12000 litre ferro cement water tank                                                                     +- 1000 USD

2) a bio char filter                                                                                                         +- 500 USD

3) a constructed wetland for grey water treatment for shower and bath          +- 200 USD

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