learning to build with earth

An Ecological building company in Bafut

Along with our building projects of the past two seasons (Eco hut and Meeting hall & kitchen) we have been training people in ecological building techniques. We introduced building with Cob, made natural plaster, and experimented with a recipe for an Earthen floor. Hands-on learning with real projects is our approach and we can now see the outcome at our Learning Center.

meeting room for seminarsWith our current dormitory project at Ndanifor permaculture Ecovillage, this work continues with a new target of creating a social business of ecological building in Bafut. We are in the development phase and looking for interested committed people who can see themselves as part of it. Training of young men and women is at the heart of this venture: developing a team that can confidently take on projects that will inspire by their beauty and craftsmanship using local materials. We work with Earth, Raffia, Bamboo and other locally sourced and processed materials.

We are inviting a small number of young builders from Bafut to join us for 6 weeks in a training program in Alegnwi. We are also welcoming two building interns from Project Vita in Mozambique.

If you are interested in participating please contact Elke. Come see us at Ndanifor Permaculture Ecovillage and see for yourself!





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