EconoSpace as magic box

EconoSpace as magic box

GARDEN eco-SHED WORKSHOP 1 ONLINE

Presented by The Organic Centre, Rossinver, Co. Leitrim

Saturday June 5th 2021

11.00AM-1.00PM – LUNCH BREAK – 2-4PM

€35

This Workshop will focus on how to develop a design relative to your needs, your budget, your resources and the prevailing site conditions.

To get the most from the Workshop download the WORKSHOP HANDOUT 1 and the Garden ecoShed Workshop 1 video.

Watch the video and peruse the Handout at the same time. When you are satisfied with the general approach consider how you might answer the questions in the Handout. The online Workshop will focus on the various options open to participants.

The outcome participants can reasonably expect from this Workshop is to arrive at a clear articulation of their individual design ambitions and, based on the information and skillset imparted, to gain the competence to continue the development of their design to the level required for construction.

Even if a person has no need or want of an ecoShed, but has a general interest in building design, the experience of participating will yield many interesting insights.

The planned weekend GARDEN eco-SHED WORKSHOP 2 in August will focus on the minutae of the construction process from the development of a competent Working Drawing package to the use of this vital material in the construction process.

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A Garden ecoShed that complies with Exempted Development guidelines does not require planning permission nor does a Garden ecoShed/Forestry Hut that complies with Forestry Exemption guidelines.

DOWNLOAD ORGANIC CENTRE COURSE BOOKLET WITH BOOKING DETAILS

EconoSpace

EconoSpace

GARDEN eco-SHED WORKSHOP 2

The Organic Centre, Rossinver, Co. Leitrim Saturday July 31st & Sunday August 1st 2021 10.00AM – 4.00PM
 €140

This Workshop will focus on how to construct one’s design oneself or how to organise others to construct it on one’s behalf. Download HANDOUT 2 to familiarise yourself with this process.

SOME THINGS YOU MIGHT DO IN A 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!

The Garden EcoShed concept is based on the EconoSpace, a building type that has been in development at the Living Architecture Centre for over a decade.

Octagonal EconoSpace scale model currently under development at the LAC

Octagonal EconoSpace [aka Garden EcoShed] scale model currently under development at the LAC

The Gyreum EconoSpace nestled into its surroundings

The Gyreum EconoSpace nestled into its surroundings

DETAILS OF ORIGINAL 2020 WORKSHOP PROGRAMME APPEAR BELOW … THE ONLINE VERSIONS COVERS AS MUCH OF THIS MATERIAL AS POSSIBLE WITHIN THE TIMEFRAME THAT WAS AVAILABLE

DOWNLOADING AND STUDYING HANDOUT 1 & HANDOUT 2 WILL GREATLY ASSIST PARTICIPANTS IN THE 2021 WORKSHOPS IN GETTING THE MOST FROM THE EXPERIENCE.

GARDEN ecoSHED WORKSHOPS 1&2

Workshop 1 of this two part weekend event will focus on design – turning ideas into reality – while Workshop 2 will concentrate of construction. Participants can configure their own ecoShed and get hands-on with the simple framing system Peter has devised during this extremely practical weekend. The making of frame components and the erection of a frame will be a feature of this empowering experience.

These Workshops are interlinked, the one naturally leading on from the other.
They will focus on the design and construction of single storey buildings up to 25sqm in area which can be constructed in the average back garden without planning permission.

To get an idea of what’s possible check out The EconoSpace.

Both Workshops will be supported with comprehensive Handouts.
There is no requirement for participants at either Workshop to build or to wish to build anything.

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GARDEN ecoSHED WORKSHOPS 1&2

The importance of developing a comprehensive design.
Capturing ideas and getting them down on paper.
Thinking about the place, the budget, the people, the materials, the products and the skills that will be combined to create an ecoShed design perfectly suited to your needs.
The Planning situation.
Assembling design information.
Selecting and assessing a suitable site.

Getting hands-on with peter-post making at the Cahir Workshop

Getting hands-on with peter-post making at the Cahir Workshop

How your ecoShed design is to be constructed.
Practicalities – site set up; tools; materials; procedures; skills; resources; sequencing; labour; timeframes; foundations; framing; services; finishing; etc.
Participants at this Workshop who have not attended Workshop 1 and who intend on constructing an ecoShed should bring with them comprehensive design information as outlined for Workshop 1.
Looking for ideas? Check out The EconoSpace.

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