About.

Long Way Home’s Green Building Academy offers a variety of hands-on learning experiences that contribute to the development of present and future generations of skilled and socially responsible green builders. Academy graduates will emerge as ethical and creative change agents, conscious and culturally competent global citizens, and informed leaders doing their part to create a more sustainable world.

Participants will connect to their environment, and develop increased consciousness & competence relating to sustainability, environmental & ecological balance, and ethical & respectful community development. The Academy equips participants with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to apply their creativity to design and construction using sustainable, unconventional materials and low-impact methodologies with potential for off-grid implementation.

**COLLEGE CREDIT AVAILABLE**

Bookings.

$500/person

Green Building Academy Deposit

Food included
This is the non-refundable deposit ONLY for the Academy. To pay the remainder of your fee please send a check to:
Long Way Home c/o Matt Paneitz
508 Mountain Prospect Ln
Culpepper, VA 27071

This includes the cost of attending the Green Building Academy (40 classroom hours & 120 Hands-on/Lab hours) as well as food and lodging for the whole month.

Lodging will be at the Hotel Comalapa Sol, complete with a communal kitchen, hot showers, and wifi.

3 meals per day are INCLUDED.
$750/person

Green Building Academy July - Weekly Participation

Food included
Week long green building practice as a part of Long Way Home's Green Building Academy is now available! Just $750 includes lodging and 3 meals/day.

Week 1. Design (July 1-7)
How to Approach the Design of your Building
Passive Solar Design – Insulation and Thermal Mass

Week 2. Earth (July 8-14)
Understanding Earth
Testing Earth
Site Establishment and Foundations
Plasters and Mortar Mixes

Week 3. Structure (July 15-21)
Introduction to Cement and Concrete
Focus on Tire Construction
Focus on Arches, Vaults and Domes

Week 4. (July 22-29)
Power:
Off-Grid Energy as an Alternative to Centralized Energy Systems
How to Design your own Off-Grid Solar Energy System

Water:
Fundamentals of Water Management
Water Supply Management
Focus on Grey Water
Focus on Black Water
Focus on Pumps, Pipes and Tanks

Program.

July 1 - 30, 2018

What we learn in the classroom we will apply in the construction of a new house for a local family with limited economic resources in San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala.
Hands-on/Lab: 120 hours
Classroom: 40 hours
Modules: Design, Earth, Structure, Power, Septic, Water
Materials: Tires, Eco-bricks, Glass bottles, Cob, Earthbags

While we recommend you gain full understanding of green building concepts in the full 30-day session, you are now able to join us for just 1-2 weeks at a time!

**COLLEGE CREDIT AVAILABLE**

Week 1. Design (July 1-7)

How to Approach the Design of your Building
Passive Solar Design – Insulation and Thermal Mass

Week 2. Earth (July 8-14)
Understanding Earth
Testing Earth
Site Establishment and Foundations
Plasters and Mortar Mixes
Week 3. Structure (July 15-21)
Introduction to Cement and Concrete
Focus on Tire Construction
Focus on Arches, Vaults and Domes
Week 4. (July 22-30)
Power
Off-Grid Energy as an Alternative to Centralized Energy Systems
How to Design your own Off-Grid Solar Energy System
Water
Fundamentals of Water Management
Water Supply Management
Focus on Grey Water
Focus on Black Water
Focus on Pumps, Pipes and Tanks

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • shared rooms

Omnivore Food

  • communal kitchen access

Internet

  • medium: voice calls (no video)

Contact

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