SHELTERMAKER’S MANUAL PUBLISHED

Well here they are, my beautiful babies, weighing in at a healthy 560+645gms respectively, Volumes 1 & 2 of The Sheltermaker’s Manual!

The books will launched at 7pm on March 15th at Sheelagh na Gig Bookshop & Cafe, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary

Books are available at a discount direct from the Living Architecture Centre HERE

Peter Cowman, director Living Architecture Centre

PRESS RELEASE FROM PYTHON PRESS ON THE MANUAL AND TOUR

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Python Press have kindly agreed to make available the Introduction to the Sheltermaker’s Manual.

This makes for interesting reading.

Please feel free to share this with friends.

There are lots of interesting talking points in there!

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INVITATION

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SHELTERMAKER TOUR PROGRAMME UPDATE FRIDAY February 22nd

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SHELTERMAKER’S TOUR EVENTS

Wednesday March6, Duncormick, Co.Wexford 7.30pm Evening Talk/Presentation ‘Invisible Architecture’

Thursday March 7, Common Thread Cafe, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary 7.30pm Evening Talk/Presentation ‘Awakening Our Sheltermaker Genes’

Sat/Sun March 9/10th, Cahir, Co. Tipperary 2-day EconoSpaceMaking Hands-on Workshop

Friday March 15th Sheelagh na Gig bookshop, Cloughjordan Co. Tipperary ‘The Sheltermaker’s Manual’ Launch

Saturday March 16th Eco-Building On A Shoestring 1-day intensive Workshop, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary

Friday March 22nd Gyreum Eco Lodge, Castlebaldwin, Co. Sligo, 7.30pm Evening Talk/Presentation ‘Awakening Our Sheltermaker Genes’

Sat/Sun March 23rd/24th Gyreum Eco Lodge, Castlebaldwin, Co. Sligo 2-day EconoSpaceMaking Hands-on Workshop

Saturday March 30th Eco-Building on a Shoestring & Dream Home Workshops, Duncormick, Co.Wexford

Wednesday April 3rd Inchicore, Dublin, 7.30pm Evening Talk/Presentation ‘Invisible Architecture’

Sat/Sun April 6th/7th EconoSpaceMaking, 2-day Hands-on Workshop, Inchicore, Dublin

SHELTERMAKING IN BOLIVIA

WATCH VIDEO

Ingrid Vaca Diez is on a mission to build better homes for the poor.

With few funds and little support, she uses the only resource she can find in abundance – empty plastic bottles.

Her own life in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, is one of relative comfort but she is shocked by the rising level of poverty she sees around her.

Though completely self-taught, she designs and builds new homes using recycled plastic bottles filled with dirt as the “bricks”. So far, she has built 10 of these homes.

The people she is trying to help are rural, indigenous migrants, often living in single room, dirt floor shacks.

the end of a civilisation is a very extensive event … by gillies macbain

i met an elderly woman in hayes hotel, who observed that there was
more room to sit down in the hotel these days. she meant that
recession had thinned the ranks of pensioners having a mid morning
breakfast ‘out’. then she said : ‘we are back to the 40s ‘

she reminisced about having to work in england in the 1940s. her mother
sent her the ‘tipperary star’ each week, and enclosed in it two smoked
rashers – obtainable in england, but only if you brought your ration book . . .

back to the forties ? the dependent and aimless blame the government,
but the government are no more to blame than the county council for
a recession that is not just in thurles, nor just ireland, nor just europe,
but worldwide.

i am a superpessimist. the celtic tiger over ? no way. there are two
sides to every tiger. the tiger is alive and well and busy chewing up those
who dared to take free a ride when he was travelling well. superpessimist ?
i think that we have come not only to the end of a boom, but the end of
the global industrial civilisation.

READ THE REMAINDER OF THIS ….

GRAND CENTRAL STATION

Exactly 100 years ago this month, in February 1913, one of the 20th Century’s most elaborate and majestic buildings was inaugurated in New York – an extraordinary amalgam of technological sophistication and architectural wonder.

It was – and still is – located at the very epicentre of midtown Manhattan on 42nd Street and Park Avenue. It was originally built for the New York Central Railroad, owned by the Vanderbilts, and it was formally styled Grand Central Terminal, because all the railway lines ended there. But it’s always been more colloquially and affectionately known as Grand Central Station, or even as New York’s living room.

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