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Visit the Natural Building Tent at this years festival!

Talks, Workshops, Demonstrations, Meet n Greet

In 2024 we’ll be launching the new Natural Building Australia Talks Tent – the ultimate hub for sustainable design, natural materials, passive homes, owner builder info, tiny house and more.

With the housing crisis looming large, we’re on a mission to connect trades, spark inspiration, and shake up the Aussie housing scene. This tent will be an educational and immersive space within the festival where passion meets knowledge, and people are inspired to take sustainability into their own hands.

OUR PROGRAM
SATURDAY
  • 10.00am: INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL BUILDING, ENGINEERING & PERMITS
  • 11.00am: (talk) INTRODUCING THE HUFF N PUFF HAUS > Talina Edwards - Envirotecture
  • 11-12pm: (meet & greet) NATURAL BUILDERS > David Brian - Southern Hemp, Martin Freney - Earthship Eco Homes, Hayden Annabele - Curvatecture, David Flanders - Earthsteading
  • 11-1pm: (free demo) David Brian - Southern Hemp, Martin Freney - Earthship Eco Homes, Hayden Annabele - Curvatecture
  • 12.00pm: (talk) TIPS FOR HIRING TRADIES > Sam Kurikawa - She Bangs ToolSchool
  • 2.00pm: (panel) HOW TO DESIGN BETTER HOUSING USING NATURAL MATERIALS
  • 3.00pm: (talk) GREEN LOANS > BankWAW: The Community's Bank
  • 3-4pm: (meet & greet) BUILDING DESIGNERS & ARCHITECTS
  • 4.00pm: (workshop) TOOLSCHOOL: Home HandyWomans Intro to Tools > Sam Kurikawa - She Bangs ToolSchool > Price: $70.00 Book at SheBangs stall
SUNDAY
  • 10.00am: (panel) AUSTRALIAN SUSTAINABLE BUILDING INDUSTRY - WHERE IS IT AT & WHERE IS IT GOING?
  • 10-12pm: (free demo) David Brian - Southern Hemp, Martin Freney - Earthship Eco Homes, Hayden Annabele - Curvatecture
  • 11.00am: (talk) HOME HEATING WITH SOLAR EVACUATED TUBES > Ernest Gavey - Solazone
  • 3-4pm: (meet & greet) BUILDING DESIGNERS & ARCHITECTS
  • 12.00pm: (talk) SCHOOL OF SUPER ADOBE: NEW PLATFORM LAUNCH > Hayden Annabelle - Curvatecture / School of Super Adobe
  • 2.00pm: (featured workshop) PLANNING AND DESIGNING YOUR OFF-GRID LIFE > Rachel Goldlust - Natural Building Australia > Price: $45.00 BOOK WORKSHOP TICKETS - HERE
  • 4.00pm: (workshop) TOOLSCHOOL: Home HandyWomans Intro to Tools > Sam Kurikawa - She Bangs ToolSchool > Price: $70.00 Book at SheBangs stall

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DISCOUNT CODE AVAILABLE AT THE "NATURAL BUILDING AUSTRALIA TENT" - from 10am Saturday  to 5pm Sunday
 

Natural Building is the use of natural and renewable materials to create shelter for ourselves: something humans have been doing for millions of years. Natural building helps us to connect to the ecosystems we are a part of and use resources that are abundantly available. Each bioregion on earth has historically developed a building vernacular that was based upon available resources. The sky's the limit as you can build anything from natural materials.

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Natural homes are breathable, maintain a stable temperature and often designed in conjunction with passive-solar design principles, which means they use less carbon-intensive energy and more natural energy from the sun, wind and cooling effects at night. They say that passive homes need active people, and we need to start managing our own comfort over pushing a button.

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Australia has a long and proud history of (modern) earth building, but this tradition has often been sidelined or forgotten in the rush towards easy and cheap housing solutions.

The knowledge runs deep in many communities across the country, but there are few outlets for learning and it’s hard to know where to look to find trusted, reliable information and instruction. Here we provide an opportunity for anyone, young or old, to learn through doing, or through reading and asking questions.

Learning & Connections

To start your natural building journey, you need to have the right tools.

Australia has a long and proud history of (modern) earth building, but this tradition has often been sidelined or forgotten in the rush towards easy and cheap housing solutions.

The knowledge runs deep in many communities across the country, but there are few outlets for learning and it’s hard to know where to look to find trusted, reliable information and instruction. Here we provide an opportunity for anyone, young or old, to learn through doing, or through reading and asking questions.

 

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