About.

Finca Morpho is proud to host its second natural building course with Trey Abernethy. 

This course is designed for those who would like practical natural building skills and 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.


To learn more about Finca Morpho to be held 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.

$675/person

Shared Cabin Non CR Resident Ticket

Food included
Ticket covers course tuition, food, and bed space in a shared cabina.
$575/person

BYO Covered Tent Camping Non CR Resident Ticket

Food included
This ticket covers course tuition, food and a reserved spot under shelter for BYO tent camping.
$200/person

8 day Building Practicum

Food included
This is NOT a workshop. Rather an 8 day optional extension to the course where we will go as a group to the Diamante Center for a CommUNITY bamboo infrastructure build for the coming Costa Rica Fruit Festival in July 2018.

This will be a chance for the students to sharpen their newly learned skills on a large bamboo project gaining experience and confidence in their abilities. Working 8 days side by side with the instructors the students will get a chance to practice there cutting, pegging, pinning, joining, knot and lashing techniques on a large scale project.

The last full day of the bamboo course at Finca Morpho is the 19th and Friday the 20th will be a rest day at Morpho with a waterfalls excursion. We will stay the night of the 20th at the farm and leave Saturday morning the 21st for the Diamante Center. We will arrive midday at the Center and settle in and start the practicum on Sunday April 22nd. The practicum will run for a full week to April 22nd - 29th.

The Diamante Center is an amazing 55 acre retreat and wellness center sitting directly atop the Baru Baru falls! Enjoy daily access to the best waterfalls in CR! www.diamantecenter.com


Please email Trey Abernethy at trey@costaricafruitfest.com with any questions regarding the course or practicum.
$625/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.
$525/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.
$425/person

BYO Tent 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.
$475/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.

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

* Building Foundations

* 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. For those wanting to further their learning and practice we are offering a 2 week working practicum directly after the course. during the practicum we will be building a second bamboo structure.

Instructors

Trey Abernethy

With a deep love of nature and desire to get back to his roots and break free of the constraints of modern society Trey decided to take a leap of faith and move to Costa Rica in Dec. 2013. Wanting to pursue his dreams and true passions of nature, permaculture, natural building and conscious/holistic living he felt Costa Rica was the right choice.
Having been in construction for the past 12 years at the time he saw how wasteful, toxic and unsustainable conventional construction methods were and knew there was a better way.
Already having taken a few cob and earthen plaster courses in Florida he was eager to learn more and found an opportunity after his Permaculture Design Course in Feb. 2014 to attend a week long course on bamboo, cob, adobe and plasters from a Tico Master Builder.
Since that time he has been on the build crew at Envision the last 3 festivals working with some bamboo masters expanding his knowledge and skills with bamboo and hardwoods.
He also attended a 2 week earthen building course at Rancho Mastatal in 2015 further expanding his knowledge of cob, adobe, plasters, lime, natural pigments and paints and also learned tadelakt, an amazing waterproof limestone plaster technique from Morocco.
Having worked on many natural building projects here in Costa Rica, focusing on bamboo especially, he is confident in his skill sets and knowledge to start teaching and empowering more people to build with local natural materials in harmony with nature.

Joshua Daniels

Joshua is a builder, climber, rigger of 12 years specializing in carpentry, tree houses, pole construction with logs and bamboo.
Receiving much of his training on the job he has worked in leadership roles with VBC Portland, Bamboo DNA, O2 Treehouse, Guildworks and as a lead the previous 4 years at Envision festival.
He has extensively studied communication, health, and philosophy; and is an unlicensed massage therapist and reiki master.
His central philosophy is to surround himself for success while pursuing passions and remaining present. For pleasure Joshua rides mountain bikes, goes spear fishing; and climbs old growth trees for wildlife surveys.

Highlights.

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

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • hammocks
  • tent camping
  • shared rooms

Vegan Food

  • over 80% locally sourced

Internet

  • medium: voice calls (no video)

Ongoing classes

  • meditation
    daily
  • yoga
    daily
  • surfing
    daily

Getting here.

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

Contact

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