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GARDEN EcoSHED

Yoga. Meditation. Daydreaming. Making&Doing. Music. Writing. Painting. Romantic Dalliance. Relaxing – there’s no end to what you can do in a Garden ecoShed!
Discover how to create one for yourself – no planning permission required!

DETAILS & ACCESS TO ONLINE WORKSHOPS & HANDOUT/WORKSHEETS

OCTAGONAL ECONOSPACE aka GARDEN EcoSHED

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Since the EconoSpaceMaking Course DVD was launched in 2009 many of these innovative structures have been constructed in all parts of the world.Now, 10 years on, an octagonal version of the EconoSpace is being developed to partner the 10sqm, the 10sqmPlus and the 25sqm versions of this versatile, low-impact, low-cost building.

It was planned to sequence the construction of several Octagonal EconoSpaces in the Irish northwest beginning in the spring of 2020, but, Covid-19 intervened!

FURTHER DETAILS

The series of weekend workshops was to be organised in which participants could gain hands-on experience of the framing-up procedure as well as the erection of the frame itself. Those interested in the follow-on work of cladding, insulating, installing services and so on, of these frames could do so as volunteers by arrangement with the individual Octagonal EconoSpace owners. No previous experience of design or construction was needed to benefit from participating in these positive and lively events. But, Covid-19 put paid to that!

So, the Octagonal EconoSpace Workshops are still on hold, but if you are interested in when they might start up again let me know! Contact Peter at the LAC putting ‘OctoEcono’ in the subject line.

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ONLINE SHELTERMAKER COURSE

DETAILS HERE

CULTURAL EXCHANGE WITH MUD CITY OF YAZD

Mud buildings in Yazd province, central Iran

Mud buildings in Yazd province, central Iran … CLICK ON IMAGE FOR FURTHER INFO

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THE SHELTERMAKER’S JOURNEY

– discovering how to create shelter to nurture a dream of your life … a series of 1-day summer workshops.

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A wealth of opportunity to engage with the fascinating aspects of architecture+life.

Inchicore Workshop participants display the sheltermaking mood!

Inchicore Workshop participants display the sheltermaking mood!

The former Living Architecture Course has now been superceeded by The Sheltermaker’s Manual.

The Manual incorporates the Handbook of House Design & Construction and the Sheltermaker Design Programme.

Sheltermaker Mentoring is available to those using the manual to develop their building designs.

The Manual is available direct from the publisher Python Press

DISTANCE LEARNING COURSES AVAILABLE ON DISC

The EconoSpaceMaking Course is available on disc. This describes the process of designing and constructing affordable eco-buildings suited to sustainable living.

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EconoSpace frame with roof being installed

The EconoSpaceMaking Course consists of a 63 page A4 fully illustrated Manual detailing how to design and construct your low-cost EconoSpace as well as over 2 hours of video instruction which is delivered on a DVD data disc. Ongoing support is available to students through the Living Architecture Centre.

Willie shows how easy and fun the wall raising can be at the Cahir EconoSpaceMaking Workshop!
Sheltermaker Tour 2013

Wall raising at the Cahir EconoSpaceMaking Workshop
Sheltermaker Tour 2013