Our first week of natural building training brought 13 women and 12 Youth to Ndanifor Permaculture Ecovillage. We started with the women: they cleared the site and laid out the footprint for the eco-hut.
The design of the building is based on circles so we followed a string line tied to a center post to determine the outline. With tropical hoes and a pick we established the edges of foundation trenches and removed the top soil.
Our discussion and teaching pieces were centered on observing the land and finding good places for a building while preserving farmland, water and trees. Ecological building is based on the relationships between existing natural conditions and our intention for a house. In a brainstorm about house and kitchen needs we exchanged ideas and discussed the planned cook stove and oven building of this program.
New participants are welcome- Fridays and Saturdays are open to drop in. For directions to the site please connect with Sonita.