About.

Finca Morpho is proud to host its fourth natural building course with Rodolfo Saenz and Trey Abernethy.

This course is designed for those who would like practical natural building skills and hands-on experience working with bamboo. It would suit owner-developers, professional contractors, permaculturists, or anyone looking to build with regenerative and sustainable materials and methodologies. No prior experience or special skills are necessary. Just a reasonable level of physical fitness and willingness to learn.

The course starts at 9 a.m. Friday, January 3rd. We advise everyone to arrive by 4 p.m. on Thursday the 2nd. Dinner and selected accommodations for the 2nd are included. The course runs 7 full days and the last day is Thursday, January 9th. Breakfast is provided on the morning of the 10th.




To learn more about Finca Morpho visit www.FincaMorpho.com








Program.

In the lectures and hands-on workshops you will learn:

* Bamboo varieties, harvesting, processing, treatment, and curing methods

*Bamboo Design and Model Making

* Bamboo splitting, bending, drilling, pegging, lashing, fish mouths and other joinery techniques

* Bamboo finishing methods, and maintenance strategies

* Bamboo & hardwood pin, and binder stick making

*Bamboo Furniture Techniques

* Bamboo wattle and split panels

* Bamboo Dome Assembly

* Specialty tools for Bamboo Construction

During this week-long course, we will construct a small bamboo structure, completing the entire framing process from start to finish. 


Daily Flow

6:30 a.m. - Yoga

8 a.m. - Breakfast

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Classroom Lectures/ Hands-on Workshops

12 p.m. - Lunch

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Siesta

1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Hands-On Workshops/Build

6 p.m. - Dinner

7 p.m. - Slideshows/ Videos


                                   All food served at the course is 100% organic and vegan.                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fresh coconuts and fruits are available throughout the day. 

             Additional information and travel instructions will be emailed upon registration. 


                                                

Instructors

Rodolfo Saenz

Rodolfo Saenz began his career as a craftsman, furniture maker, and builder over 30 years ago. He first learned to work with wood and later received training in a variety of techniques with bamboo from a Taiwanese Master, which led him into bamboo furniture design combined with hardwoods and various other materials.

Originally trained in conventional construction, he switched gears to natural building methods and design with a concentration on bamboo, cob, and earthen plasters. Rodolfo is passionate about sharing his skills and knowledge by teaching sustainable building and design and has over a dozen years of experience teaching courses. Learn more at ConstruccionEnBarro.com.

Trey Abernethy

After 12 years of conventional construction in the US witnessing wasteful, toxic, and unsustainable methods, he knew there was a better way to build. While living in Florida, he began taking courses and workshops on cob, adobe, and earthen plasters. In 2013, he moved to Costa Rica and continued learning about natural building, permaculture, community, and holistic living.

After completing his Permaculture Design Course shortly after arriving in Costa Rica he attended a week-long course on building with bamboo, cob, adobe, and plasters with Rodolfo Saenz.


Soon thereafter he joined the build crew for the Envision festival, learning from a range of experts on bamboo design and building. Trey continues to work on large-scale bamboo design and builds at Envision festival each year.


In 2015, he attended a 2-week earthen building course at Rancho Mastatal, focusing on cob, clay and lime plasters, natural pigments and paints, and tadelakt, a waterproof limestone plaster technique from Morocco.


After participating in and leading many natural building projects in Costa Rica, Trey confidently teaches to build with natural materials and empowering others to be in harmony with nature. 

                                                                                             

 

Highlights.

  • Beachside Permaculture Farm!
  • 100% Organic Farm Fresh Food Served
  • Daily Yoga
  • Bamboo Dome Assembly!
  • Fresh Coconuts
  • Cacao Ceremony and Ecstatic Dance Party Last Night!
  • Blue Clay Mud Baths

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • hammocks
  • tent camping
  • shared rooms
  • private room

Vegan Food

  • over 80% locally sourced

Internet

  • medium: voice calls (no video)

Ongoing classes

  • yoga
    daily

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Bookings.

$995/person

Shared Cabin Ticket

Food included
Ticket covers course tuition, food, and bed space in a shared cabin.

Composting toilets are throughout the property and we ask that only non-toxic, biodegradable soaps and toiletries are used onsite. If you do not have this, we do provide a hair and body shampoo in the shower house.

Additional information and travel instructions will be emailed upon registration.
$895/person

BYO Tent Camping Ticket

Food included
Ticket covers course tuition, food and a reserved spot under shelter for BYO tent camping.

Composting toilets are throughout the property and we ask that only non-toxic, biodegradable soaps and toiletries are used onsite. If you do not have this, we do provide a hair and body shampoo in the shower house.

Additional information and travel instructions will be emailed upon registration.
$945/person

Tent Rental Ticket

Food included
Ticket covers course tuition, food, 2 man tent rental w/ mattress and pillow, and a reserved spot under a covered shelter. Must bring your own linens.

Composting toilets are throughout the property and we ask that only non-toxic, biodegradable soaps and toiletries are used onsite. If you do not have this, we do provide a hair and body shampoo in the shower house.

Additional information and travel instructions will be emailed upon registration.
$745/person

Shared Cabin CR Citizen Ticket

Food included
This ticket is for CR citizens only! Must show proof!

Ticket covers course tuition, food, and bed space in a shared cabin.

Composting toilets are throughout the property and we ask that only non-toxic, biodegradable soaps and toiletries are used onsite. If you do not have this, we do provide a hair and body shampoo in the shower house.

Additional information and travel instructions will be emailed upon registration.
$645/person

BYO Tent Camping CR Citizen Ticket

Food included
This ticket is for CR citizens only! You must show proof!

Ticket covers course tuition, food and a reserved spot under covered shelter for BYO tent camping.

Composting toilets are throughout the property and we ask that only non-toxic, biodegradable soaps and toiletries are used onsite. If you do not have this, we do provide a hair and body shampoo in the shower house.

Additional information and travel instructions will be emailed upon registration.
$695/person

Tent Rental CR Citizen Ticket

Food included
This ticket is for CR citizens only! You must show proof of residency.

Ticket covers course tuition, food, 2 man tent rental w/ mattress and pillow, and a reserved spot under covered shelter. Must bring your own linens.

Composting toilets are throughout the property and we ask that only non-toxic, biodegradable soaps and toiletries are used onsite. If you do not have this, we do provide a hair and body shampoo in the shower house.

Additional information and travel instructions will be emailed upon registration.
$1095/person

Private Glamping Tent

Food included
Ticket includes tuition, meals and a private glamping tent with mattress, pillow, linens, rug and LED lighting.

Composting toilets are throughout the property and we ask that only non-toxic, biodegradable soaps and toiletries are used onsite. If you do not have this, we do provide a hair and body shampoo in the shower house.

Additional information and travel instructions will be emailed upon registration.

Getting here.

https://www.fincamorpho.com/directions-and-near-by-accomodations.html

Contact

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