About.

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

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. Saturday, January 26th. We advise everyone to arrive by 4 p.m. on Friday the 25th. Dinner and selected accommodations for the 25th are included. The last full day of the course is the 1st and everyone leaves after breakfast on the 2nd. 


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



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

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

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

* Bamboo design, finishing and maintenance

* Bamboo and hardwood pin and binder stick making

* Bamboo wattle and split panels

* Building Foundations

* Specialty tools for Bamboo Construction






Bookings.

$795/person

Shared Cabin Non CR Resident Ticket

Food included
Ticket covers course tuition, food, and bed space in a shared cabina.
$695/person

BYO Covered Tent Camping Non CR Resident Ticket

Food included
Ticket covers course tuition, food and a reserved spot under shelter for BYO tent camping.
$745/person

Tent Rental Non CR Resident Ticket

Food included
Ticket covers course tuition, food, 2 man tent, mattress and pillow and a reserved spot under shelter. Must bring your own bedding.
$625/person

Shared Cabin CR Resident Ticket

Food included
This ticket is for CR citizens and legal residents only! Must show proof of residency.

Ticket covers course tuition, food and bed space in a shared cabin.
$525/person

BYO Tent Covered Camping CR Resident Ticket

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

This ticket covers course tuition, food and a reserved spot under shelter for BYO tent camping.
$575/person

Tent Rental CR Resident Ticket

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

Ticket covers course tuition, food, 2 man tent, mattress and pillow and a reserved spot under shelter. Must bring your own bedding.
$895/person

Private Glamping Tent

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

Program.

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

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

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

* Bamboo design, finishing, and maintenance

* Bamboo and hardwood pin and binder stick making

* Bamboo wattle and split panels

*Model Making

* 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

7 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. There will be fresh coconuts available throughout the day and fruit snacks in between meals. 

Additional information and travel instructions will be emailed upon registration. 


Instructors

Trey Abernethy

Trey is driven by a deep love for nature and a desire to break free from modern industrial society. 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 on cob and earthen plasters. In 2013, he moved to Costa Rica and continued learning about natural building, permaculture, and holistic living.


The following year, he received his Permaculture Design Certificate and 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, which included the aforementioned materials, as well as lime, natural pigments, and paints, including tadelakt, an amazing waterproof limestone plaster technique from Morocco.


After participating in and leading many natural building projects in Costa Rica, Trey is confident in his skill sets for teaching and empowering others to build with local and sustainable materials, in harmony with nature.                                                                                                                                                                                                               Rodolfo Saenz

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

Originally trained in conventional construction, he learned to build houses with bamboo and cob. In 2010, he built his own house with natural materials and now has more than 25 years of experience as a contractor in Costa Rica. Rodolfo is passionate about sharing his skills and knowledge by teaching sustainable building and design. Learn more at ConstruccionEnBarro.com.

Highlights.

  • Beachside Permaculture Farm!
  • 100% Organic Farm Fresh Food Served
  • Daily Yoga

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

Getting here.

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

Contact

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