shel·ter·mak·er |ˈSHeltərˌmākər|

noun

· a person who shapes their shelter to suit their life – and the life of the planet

· a person who assists a sheltermaker

Living Architecture events at Green-Door 2017 which runs from Friday 29th Sept to Sunday 1st October

The Gyreum EconoSpace nestled into its surroundings

The Gyreum EconoSpace nestled into its surroundings

Saturday 30th September
Community Hall
Leitrim Village
Co. Leitrim
11am- 1pm

A Crash Course in Eco-Building Design

In this concise and thought-provoking presentation Peter Cowman sets down the essential principles governing meaningful eco-building design based on his proven and successful Sheltermaker Design Programme as developed over the last 25 years. The presentation marks the launch of the Design Programme under a Creative Commons license.

Latecomers cannot be facilitated at this event.

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LAC Studio3

Sunday 1st October
Leitrim Sculpture Centre
Manorhamilton
Co. Leitrim
11am-5pm

The Living Architecture HeadSpace

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Welcome to the Living Architecture HeadSpace where you can engage with space and time and uncover the mystery of who you are!

Based on a design that was revealed to Peter in a dream, the HeadSpace echoes ancient theories about how architecture can function as an incubator for the future by providing an ideal context for the living of the lives we were born to live.

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Recording rangoli patterns

Recording rangoli patterns

Sunday 1st October
The Glens Centre
Manorhamilton
Co. Leitrim
11am-1pm

A Brief History of Shelter

An engaging and interactive history of shelter, as articulated through our life-sensetive instincts, offering unparallaled insight into the realms of space, time, identity and dream – essential elements within the contemporary desire to create healthy and affordable buildings within which one can discern and follow one’s unique life journey.

A Sheltermaker Theatre presentation.

Latecomers cannot be facilitated at this event.

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ECONOSPACE BUILD

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Enda Finlay is building himself an EconoSpace prior to building himself a house. Here is what he has to say …

“Our purpose for building the 10sqm EconoSpace was to provide us with an indoor space during the construction of our house. We also are looking forward to its future use as a summer house, guest bedroom, artist’s room, etc. We’re building the 10sq design. The plans were easy to follow and the simple innovations, such as the bench and the jig meant that manufacturing the main part was achievable. I love the bench and the jig ideas, once all the measurements have been sorted it becomes a really effective production line, very good systematic thinking!

Initially we will be using it as a site office/storage for tools, etc whilst we build our house…we won’t be living in it but using it as a refuge from the south-westerly wind and rains! Further down the line we’ll probably complete the internal walls.

It was great putting the pieces in places…a family and friends occasion too…possibly going to use sheeps wool insulation or some other reasonably priced sustainable one…I don’t have a good supply of marly-type clay for light straw…although we would eventually like to do the internal walls like that…

These are very adaptable spaces and structures, enthusiasm, hard work and a bit of skill will ensure your EconoSpace will evolve as you evolve.”

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ONLINE SHELTERMAKER COURSE

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Cloughjordan EcoVillage Workshop

Cloughjordan EcoVillage Sheltermaker Workshop

The Online Sheltermaker Course offers a unique opportunity for participating Students to create viable building designs to support their unique living needs, wherever in the world they happen to live.

SHELTERMAKER’S MANUAL SPECIAL OFFERS

SHELTERMAKER’S MANUAL UK SPECIAL OFFER ₤35 for both volumes incl. P&P

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SHELTERMAKER’S MANUAL EUROZONE SPECIAL OFFER €40 for both volumes incl. P&P

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OWNER BUILDER SPECIAL OFFER FOR AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMERS – THE SHELTERMAKER’S MANUAL $60 Incl. P&P!

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