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We would like to invite you to spend a month with me in Russia this year
We will be building Wautillarium eco-home acting as a living laboratory as well as an R&D centre for kids & adults.
Together with 3-4 other students, we will go on a deep journey to construct a fully solar passive eco home for the subzero freezing climate.
The building of this unit is spread out over several months due to its complexity and precision of construction. Therefore you can choose which part of the build you want to partake in; the below list is a guideline of the construction process.
There are 4 different phases that will start in May, July, September and October 2021. The entire process will be recorded on video and organised into structured video lessons. So if you missed any part of the build you will be able to watch it anywhere, anytime. The full video course will be complete by the end of 2022
Construction of foundation (11th May - Jun)
Preparing site and marking the home on the ground
excavation of vesica Piscis shape for foundation
setting up the drainage
setting up of the insulation
geothermal underground pipework
truck tyre Earthship sewer set
setting up of the grey & black water plumbing at subfloor level
setting up of the liner for grey and black water botanical cells (wetlands)
preparation of the footing for the rest of the house to stand on
Construction of house wall structure (Jul - Aug)
construction of the tyre walls
construction of the superadobe walls
setting up all the necessary geothermal pipework fittings at the right places for heat exchange mechanisms
setting up of all the necessary water piper work fittings for necessary heat exchangers
setting up of the footings for all the tunnels- Building of the geodesic tunnel - Building of the geodesic dome - Building of the tapered polycarbonate tunnel - setting up of all the pipework to take heat off the tp of tunnels and push into the berm- setting up of the floor heat exchanger - Building of the wooden arch forms for entranceways
launching fan work and getting the heat exchange and geothermal pipes to operate in synchronicity
Setting up of the living eco-tech (Sep)
planting out of the wetlands / botanical cells
building a living machine as per John Todd’s methodology
planting of the black water wetland
setting up of the heat exchangers
The building of the Water Organising Module ( WOM ) as per the Earthship methodology
building a biochar water filter and merging it with WOM & Living Machine to create superb living drinking and bathing water
building a leach field for sewerage overflow
plumbing up of the Septic
testing water flows and overall performance
testing water quality and discussing their results
Setting up of the compost heating reactor
Troubleshooting of any ecosystems that are not operating as they should be and making future design alternation
Construction of the Gaudi brick and Ferro cement roof structure (Oct)
for this part of the session, we have invited a Russian architect to lead the construction of the roof using bricks and I will lead a different roof construction using Ferro cement which I learned in Mexico.
Beam preparation for bricks or ferro cement roof to sit on
planning life-size sung Flexi pipes
making of the necessary forms
theory on the geometry of catenary shapes
construction of the mesh
the building of the roof with bricks lean by an architect
plastering of Ferro cement mesh
filling the roof with soil (using a machine)
treating rainwater catchment
setting up of the snowmelt mechanist to harvest snow in winter
planting out of the roof layer
setting up of the insulation
You will immerse yourself in practical creativity and interesting discussions with me and a little with Zoya. We will do some process work should you choose to in order to process some of the trauma that is hindering you from thriving within your life.
I am a creative inventor with a wealth of practical knowledge and practical expertise in eco-home & ecosystem construction. Therefore if you have any questions with regards to your own build I will be happy to assist.
I will lead theoretical lessons on the subjects that we will be building. You will get all the other theory & practical for this entire home in the video training as mentioned above.
The tuition fee
The tuition fee is 1000 USD which includes the full online video course. The food will be $200. If you already have our Wautilarrium course then this will be deducted from the above.
Your tuition fee will go towards the R&D and building of this mini eco training & research centre for children.
Accommodation is included. We will spend quite a bit of time in this period together and also enjoy a few hikes, nearby nature, swimming, saunas and get to visit a few cultural spots as well as one eco-village in the area. Research Pushkinskiye Gory Nature Reserve, our land is 10 km away... an amazing cultural place for us to enjoy a few inspiring evenings at...
You can also PREorder our future video course (of the Wautillarium star to finsh build) at 1/3rd of the price, which will assist to R&D Wautillarium
what makes wautillarium different from other eco-homes
DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR COLD CLIMATE
Thick wall mass including wall and roof insulation as per Earthship design. In addition we'll be adding insulation under the floor to stop "heat sink" effect. Wautillarium will tap into Geothermal heat & use Jean Pain wood chip compost method to warm up water and air. It will include a "super efficient russian oven" which will double up for sauna + kitchen cooking with all excess heat storing in the walls and MASS couch. it is developed not to heat space in summer
NATURAL & RECYCLED MATERIALS
The home will be build using tires in the foundation, earth, cans and bottles as per Earthship design. Superadobe will replace 2/3rds of the tyre walls. I have great experience and love for this material as seen from my previous living eco home training. By building this home with 200 tyres, cans and bottles you will counterbalance all the waste you will produce through out your life.
WATER ORGANISING MODULE
I have reworked a typical W.O.M. from Earthship by combining it with our robust Slow Sand Bio Char filter. This allowed to substantially drop the price and increase the quality of drinking water whilst using up filtration medium which is prepared by home owner (gravel, sand and biochar) This module will include all the practical steps necessary to deliver stored water to all the taps. We will also include the implosion device to revitalize the drinking water.
POWER ORGANISING MODULE
This module will deliver electricity to your home and all of your appliances. In addition to standard solar we will also be using a steam powered 3 kWa generator which will be connected to the wood fired oven. This will give us big power only when we need it for power tools, whilst all excess heat will be stored in the mass wall for winter use. This contraption will greatly reduce the price of the off-the=power-grid battery bank and solar/wind/hydro system.
LIVING AIR REVITALIZATION MODULE
In summer the cool air will be pulled in from the northern side. In winter the fresh air will be taken underground 30 metres away, allowing it to be heated geothermally and enter into the oven. When the oven is not fired it will just be used as a warm fresh air inlet when fired it will create a very unique negative pressure zone (tried & tested) and warm the floor without conventional piping at a fraction of the cost. All air will be filtered with fungi filter
BIOGEOMETRY & EMR PROTECTION
During my bio-geometry training with Ibrahim Karim, I've learned about the harmful effects of geopathic stress and the importance of testing the land prior to the positioning of sleeping spaces. You'll learn how to test your own site. Certainertain geometries will be used in the construction + metal waste into the building material to create a protective layer. The entire home is designed using sacred geometry which will add to the overall wellness of the dweller.
At the front of the house under a separate green house will be an aquaculture pool which will take use up the final overflow water from the wetland treated septic. This water will be further polished up by John Todd's Living Eco Machine, that I am testing out right now. I am hoping that this water will be clean enough for swimming as well as it will constantly circulate through the aqua botanical cell as well as eco machine and separate biochar filter.
BUILT LO-TECH & AFFORDABLY
The price of a global Earthship is 400.000 USD as stated by my teacher Mike Reynolds. I have redesigned the home adding some of the unique methods I've been building with for the last 13 years. With simplified tire septic, dream catcher mezzanine, DIY water reservoir, living roof, polycarbonate green house, significantly smaller solar system as well as superadobe walls; will bring the constrcution cost right down whilst making the actual build easier with way less crew.
1100 USD for one month internship including food & accomodation
My name is Alosha Lynov, I am a founder of Bio-Veda Academy
My love for liquid architecture, rivers and indigenous forests set me on a journey around the world learning practical permaculture wisdom as well as EMR & Geopathic stress protection from international ecological masters (to mention e few of the courses I attended: Earthship Academy with Mike Reynolds, Permaculture Design with Geoff Lawton, Bio Geometry with Ibrahim Karim, Cal-Earth with Nader Khalili, Dome Gaia with Hajjar Gibran...)
I have practically experimented with all the learned wisdom on my farm as well as the urban permaculture playground homestead. Now that I have relocated to Northern Russia I am busy developing and building Wautillarium eco-home designed for cold climate and little sunshine
Making countless expensive mistakes in my permaculture ecosystems assisted me to perfect nature-inspired water ecosystems as well as living eco homes.
My ethos is to catch what comes from the sky, treat wastewater and garbage as assets and creatively use natural resources to create self-regenerative Bio-Spheres induced with beauty, life-force and spacial comfort.
"By watching the videos on your course, I feel as if I have been there in person"
As an online student of your bioveda.co, first of all, I would like to thank you for the fabulous course - the sharing of all your videos, the ideas that work, the mistakes, the failure etc. By watching the videos on your course, I feel as if I have been there in person doing the course and this had boosted my confidence to such a level that I could dream of building my own dome house.
To cut the story short, last September an opportunity came my way to purchase land. I started to build a dome house in that land with effect from 19th November 2018. The dome house is under construction and I am attaching herewith the today's photos and videos of the construction. Once complete this may be the first residential dome house in India.
Being in India, you know, there are a lot of disadvantages. Even though I am very much interested to build an aircrete or a superadobe dome, I found out that it is very very difficult (impossible, you may say) to get materials for the same.
In the end, I have to make a compromise. I thought let me see if I can build the dome house using materials and resources that are available locally. With that in mind, I went to the village, where my land is, and select a team of skilled and unskilled labourers (daily wages) and started. I am using AAC blocks to build the dome house, which is similar to aircrete blocks and very lightweight.
Since 19th November 2018, I am been thinking of writing to you, but then I thought that when I have a problem, I will write. But till date, the construction is going smoothly. Today after me and a friend filmed the construction using his drone camera, I feel that I should not wait any longer and should share this with you.
Pearlet Toi - India
"my mind is opening to all the incredible applications"
I have enjoyed every minute of the education presented in your living eco-home course. More importantly, my mind is opening to all the incredible applications in and around my home and community. I can’t wait to see my wetlands and gardens flourishing with abundance. I’m so grateful to witness simple solutions I can implement. I see conquest of the challenges we all face as we make a better home for our families.
I also shared your videos with my 9-year-old and 4th-grade students here in Utah in the United States. I have never seen them so excited. They were researching and talking about permaculture, aquaponics, kombucha, and the incredibly beautiful design work of Gaudi. So much fun and so inspiring. I look forward to be seeing the future they create. Thank you, Alosha, for planting a visionary seed in the minds of our children. I am so excited to try the methods you have shown here.
"Your course is Awesome"
Thank you so much for all of the time and effort you put into it! I am also grateful for showing the mistakes you made in the videos as they are also great for learning. I am in the process of starting the wetland section in the watercourse and am very much looking forward to learning the techniques, plants, and processes you are using.
Please know that even if there is a slow start to your dream you have changed our lives, and if you can do that with at least one person it is worth it because in time another person will see the value. And perhaps the seed needs to wait before germinating.
Thank you for all of your work and the classes. What you are doing is really important.
In gratitude, Shawn and Renae
" I found it to be impressively thorough and downright entertaining"
I am still in the midst of the training. I have greatly enjoyed it thus far and plan to continue working through the material. I have been so inspired by this course I am now planning for a future career move to contract and build eco-homes in my region.!!
I consider myself a 3rd-gen permaculturist. I am a 31-year-old female and live in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.