Eco-Design for the Owner-Builder

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Rammed Earth Living
… building a sustainable future

Eco-Design for the Owner-Builder
as seen in “The Owner Builder” magazine

Exciting one day workshop in Wooroloo (Perth side) with Environmental Designer, Author & Teacher Sharon Ponsford

  • One day workshop: 10:00 - 4:00  Minimum 4 people required

Click on the link at the left of the page to Register Your Interest.  You will be notified as soon as course dates are released and be eligible for early-bird enrolment discount.

Location: Wooroloo (Perth side)

Be amazed at your own creative abilities as Sharon guides you through a series of practical exercises in the principles of solar passive design including the building design guidelines used in her every day work.  You will then choose your design options and building materials and learn to hand-draw your design concept plan for a garden studio with shady verandah.  The studio can easily be adapted for use as a guest house, teenage retreat or even weekend accommodation for your secluded country hideaway.

Draw your concept plan to suit your own choice of building materials, traditional or alternative.   Brick, timber framed, or the beautiful and environmentally-friendly rammed earth or a even combination of materials. This is a unique opportunity to learn the tips & tricks from a professional as you learn to hand-draw like an expert.
Learn about sustainable construction methods and how to choose environmentally-friendly building materials to exist in harmony with your surroundings.

Many participants will go on to design and draw the concept plan for their own small single storey home.

Note: This workshop is the pre-requisite to “Draw Your Own Plans for Council Approval”  where the garden studio plans will be taken further and converted to drawings for council approval. (as seen in Owner Builder Magazine issue #163 Feb/Mar 2011)
Structural engineer's drawings and energy efficiency report are also required for council approval.


Course Fee:
$120 per participant (includes the use of stationery)

$100 with early-bird enrolment discount. (fees paid 3 weeks prior)

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