Earthbag Building Workshop at Rishikesh Yogashram, India
We are happy to present you “The Rishikesh Earthbag Project” – a unique combination of Yoga & Natural Building. [Update: exact dates not yet available.]
The Yoga & Earthbag Building Workshop takes place in this beautiful ashram in Rishikesh, India. We build an Earthbag House for the “Rishikesh Yogashram”.
This Ashram is surrounded by a protected forest natural park, located in the Himalayan hills overlooking Ganga River on top of the “Yoga capital of the world”: Rishikesh.
About the Project
Away from busy Indian life, in contact with yourself and nature, this Workshop combines Yoga, Meditation with Natural Building. A great opportunity and open to all wishing to breathe in fresh Ashram air, deepen your yoga practice and learn more about Earthbag Architecture.
This is your chance to meet wonderful People from around the globe and together we get our hands back in the earth. You will learn how to build an Earthbag house from the scratch. Starting with preparation of the site, foundations, drainage, walls, earthquake safe reinforcements, in- and outside plastering, roof, plumbing, electricity and heating system.
Earthbag buildings are low-tec, low-Budget, eco-friendly and – with the right design – earthquake resistant houses. The whole himalayan area lies in an earthquake danger Zone. So it is important to build new houses strong and resistant. The Earthbag Architecture provides the strength needed to withstand earthquakes.
Our Goal is to build an eco-friendly Earthbag house. We reconnect with nature and the elements of earth, water, air and space. There are many ways of living and building in harmony with our surrounding. The Earthbag Architecture presented in this Workshop is one of many ways towards a sustainable lifestyle.
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Rishikesh Yogaashram is an eco-friendly ashram on the Hill Top of Manikoot mountain on the edge of Rajaji national park overlooking Rishikesh town and Ganga River.
This sounds like a great project. You’ll learn how to build an earthquake resistant earthbag house. I’m in contact now with Matthias Roth who will lead the workshop.