Learn how to build your own natural cob house and create an organic vegetable garden using permaculture principles.
This unique 12 week course consists of an accredited permaculture design course complimented by additional classroom time on topics such as syntropic gardening and holistic management. This will be combined with a simultaneous practical course in eco-building which will teach you the skills to build a small cob house from the ground up using organic, materials.
By the end of the course you will be certified in Permaculture Design by the Permaculture Association UK.
Sleep in an eco house:
Once a derelict swimming pool, Casa Azul has been transformed into a sustainable eco-build with four separate bedrooms (two people per room), a cosy communal living space, living roof planted with succulents and eco showers set within organic olive groves.
120 hours of classes:
To compliment your time in the garden and eco-building, you will receive daily classroom time where you will learn the theory behind the practical.
240 hours of gardening:
Gain hands-on experience growing food and flowers in a Mediterranean climate following permaculture principles - skills which can be adapted and applied anywhere from an urban garden to a small holding.
3 touristic excursions:
Enjoy trips to local beauty spots such as a walk along the El Bosque River with its hidden crystal clear rock pools; a scenic hike up a well preserved Roman road from Ubrique to Benaocaz and a visit to Grazalema, a traditional Andalusian white washed village nestled in the beautiful Grazalema National Park.
3 visits to local eco-projects:
Build your network and gain ideas with informative and educational visits to inspiring regenerative projects in the area which are making a difference at a grassroots level.
...and enjoy our daily yoga practice plus world-class vegetarian food while being here.
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