Regenerative Biotecture is the discipline of life on planet Earth, in its entirety. Questions you may want answered – What happens beyond survival? What is a healthy home? How do I build my own home? My own garden? Is food actually medicine? What role does water play in my life?
Welcome to the RB course info page. Read on to discover the ins’ and outs’ of what you will take part in and enjoy during one of our highly acclaimed courses. What you will be walking away with will be an honourable title in Regenerative Biotecture (RB). Our main focus is on ‘big picture learning’ which is looking at the whole learning experience. The integration of head, hand, gut and soul education. During the course you will get hands on building experience, classroom time, there will be open-circle discussions, guest speakers and onsite tutoring.
The course will be completely catered for with three meals a day plus plenty of fresh fruit and refreshments. The meals will be made with love out of local/organic ingredients. There will be a large focus on nutrition for wellbeing and higher learning. It is said that a healthy mind and body starts from the gut outwards. This is the intention set for your sustenance during the course. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements we need to be aware of when you apply.
Courses are set in sub-tropical northern NSW. The region is rich with culture, environmental innovation and fertile land. Being very close to the Nimbin valley, you will have exposure to one of the most prolific counter culture movements in the country. Come and find out how people have been existing here for nearly half a century.
You will spend most of your experience on our school site! It lays on 100 acres of sub-tropical paradise within the Nimbin valley. You will be instrumental in the development of the school from scratch to triumph.
This is going to be a wonderful opportunity to experience different types of structures that encompass the Earthship design concept. Gain the skills to turn this wonderful design concept into a malleable beast, adaptable at its core and suited to any bioregion.
Classes will be held by facilitators experienced in areas of building, land design, food production, soil science and more. Below is a list of subjects that will be taught throughout the duration of the course:
The home’s integrated natural systems
World climates & seasonal weather patterns. What is your climate?
Adapting design concept to your area
Phenology and us.
Harvesting and reusing water
Patterns in nature, the matrix of life.
Home as a vehicle for spirit
Overall design including client brief
Building with natural materials
Community structures – evolution
You will learn skills everyday with your own hands through the guidance of experienced builders and teachers. You will be building anything from full scale homes, cottages, gardens to different pieces of infrastructure. What you will be building will differ from session to session. Here is a list of skills you may acquire during your time with us:
roofing (green and other)
bottle wall construction
bamboo star dome
in house food production
out door food production
While doing the course, everyone is welcome to stay onsite and camp, free of charge. A large part of this type of learning is living in community. You will be living, learning, building, eating and evolving with the same group of people for the whole time you are here. You will need to bring whatever it is that makes you feel comfortable in your surrounds.
One week courses – $750
19th – 26th June
23rd – 30th August
20th – 26th November
Four day courses – $420
16th – 19th October
Where? – Subtropical northern NSW (exact location given to successful applicants.
Day sessions are also available at a reduced rate. contact us for more details
Please note; Course fees are non refundable seven days prior to course commencement
If you have any further questions or queries please feel free to contact us
“I believe in god, only I spell it n-a-t-u-r-e” – Frank Lloyd Wright
Duuvy is an Environmental builder based in Northern NSW. He has built enviro homes all the way from New Mexico to Australia along with countless retrofit projects. He, along with the rest of the Terraeden crew have been at the fore front of eco-building education in Australia. Duuvy specialises in Big Picture Education and is hell bent on delivering it to as many people as possible.
Ian is a licensed concreter with over twenty five years of experience in the industrial and domestic sector. He is an owner builder, constructing homes for his family wherever they live. With his deep love of ‘home’, Ian has embraced natural building techniques as a way for more people to afford their own dwellings by taking the daunting job of construction into their own hands.