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Workshops & Consultations

"Living in the midst of abundance we have the greatest difficulty in seeing that the supply of natural wealth is limited and that the constant increase of population is destined to reduce the American standard of living unless we deal more sanely with our resources." - W.H. Carothers

Casa de Tierra offers customized private consultations and group workshops to share our sustainable building and permaculture design techniques and methodologies.

Random Acts Random Acts Building Workshops at The Free High School of San Juan del Sur
Casa de Tierra is proudly collaborating with the non-profit organization Random Acts in the construction of a permanent Free High School in San Juan del Sur. We have led Random Acts’ teams of volunteers in workshops throughout the building process, and together we have created an exemplary model of a sustainable bamboo school campus featuring a library, computer room, classrooms, administrative rooms, bathrooms and walkways.
California Polytechnic State University’s Sustainable Building Workshop
Casa de Tierra collaborated with Comunidad Connect in leading the students of California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in a sustainable construction workshop. We are proud and pleased to champion the use of structurally-effective, economically-efficient, and environmentally-sustainable building methods.
Polytechnic State University
Project Bona Fide Project Bona Fide Group Workshops
Casa de Tierra has led several natural building seminars in the renowned permaculture community of Project Bona Fide on Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua.

Seeds of Learning Private Workshop
Seeds of Learning, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving educational opportunities in Latin America, consulted with Casa de Tierra for a one-day private workshop dedicated to sustainable building techniques. The group then parlayed their experience into the seed for building their own naturally constructed school featuring earth bags.
Seeds of Learning
Rancho Santana Rancho Santana Lanscape Office Private Consulting
Casa de Tierra was happy to consult with Iker Luna, Ali Maitland, and the Rancho Santana team on this Landscape Design Office featuring earthbags, waddle and daub, and bottle walls. It's an exemplary model of a well-designed and well-executed environmentally sound structure.

Kyle and Nubia One-on-One Workshop
Casa de Tierra was pleased to welcome Kyle and Nubia for a full day one-on-one natural building workshop here in San Juan del Sur. We shared our natural building methodologies, and they quickly began work on their own earth bag home in Niquinohomo, Nicaragua.
One-on-one workshops
San Juan del Sur Day School San Juan del Sur Day School Educational Workshop
Casa de Tierra visited the San Juan del Sur Day School to speak with the students about "Community Workers" and to explain our role as the town's natural builders. We discussed what we do and how we do it, and we taught the children how to create their own adobe blocks using clay, sand and straw. The kids loved mixing their hands in the mud, and were ready to build!

Emmanuelle and Sonia One-on-One Workshop
Emmanuelle and Sonia partook in a full-day one-on-one earth bag building workshop here in San Juan del Sur, and we look forward to seeing the home that they build on the island of Ometepe with this new knowledge.
Group workshops
Trade School Building The Trade School of San Juan del Sur’s Natural Building Course
Casa de Tierra collaborated with the Trade School of San Juan del Sur to offer a Natural Building workshop to those in the community interested in learning more about sustainable building methodologies and techniques.

Community Garden with Comunidad Connect and Escuela Adelante
Casa de Tierra led a group of Escuela Adelante student volunteers in planting seedlings, weeding, and nurturing Comunidad Connect’s community garden. The students were eager to get their hands in the soil, and they look forward to seeing their seeds grow into thriving plants!
Community Garden
Trade School Gardening The Trade School of San Juan del Sur’s Gardening Class
Casa de Tierra collaborated with the Trade School of San Juan del Sur to offer a Gardening Class to community members interested in learning how to build the local soil, nurture climate-appropriate plants, and create a garden that will flourish in the tropics.