Hosting a natural building course here in Costa Rica May 26th-June 1st at Finca Morpho in the Osa.

Interested in building with bamboo, cob, adobe, earthen plasters, or lime?

We are excited to announce Finca Morpho will be hosting a week-long intensive natural building course May 26th to June 1st! Come and learn from a Costa Rican master builder with 30 years of experience working with bamboo and earthen materials. In this course, you will discover the personal, social, and environmental benefits of building with sustainable materials.

The hands-on workshops and lectures will cover:

* Bamboo varieties, harvesting, treating, curing, and processing
* Bamboo splitting, bending, pegging, lashing and other joining techniques
* Bamboo design, furniture making, finishing and maintenance
* Bamboo and hardwood pin and binder stick making
* Bamboo wattle and daub
* Building foundations
* Soil testing, clay sourcing and preparation
* Cob mixing and application
* Adobe
* Earthen and lime plasters
* Earthen floors
*Natural pigments and paints
* Specialty tools

This course is aimed at anyone who would like practical natural building skills and a better understanding of materials and applications. 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.

Course tuition includes all workshops and lectures, accommodations in shared cabinas, three vegetarian meals per day with snacks. Students arrive at Finca Morpho on Thursday and the course starts at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 26th. Only 15 spots available!

$595 all inclusive price
$425 for native Costa Ricans


6 am Yoga/Meditation 

8 am Breakfast

9 am Hands On Workshops

11 am Lecture

12:30 Lunch
2:30 Lecture/Hands On Workshop

5:30 Sunset Beach Time

7:00 Dinner

After Dinner Q & A and Networking


  • Practical skills in building with bamboo and earthen materials to empower you to build your dreams!

Getting here.



Natural Building Intensive is currently offering the following opportunities:

  • Work Trades after event
  • Permaculture inernship


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