Discover how hempcrete buildings can offer a healthy and comfortable interior, be beautiful spaces, provide outstanding thermal and acoustic performance and last a lifetime. A special focus of our workshop will be the environmental credentials and occupant health benefits of building with hempcrete. This is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the use of this incredibly versatile and environmentally sustainable building material whilst contributing to a social housing project.
TARGET GROUP: Architects, builders, engineers, self-builders, students, folks planning to build using ecological principles as well as anyone with an interest in hempcrete construction methods or natural building materials.
Week 1: 29th of May – 2nd June
Week 2: 5th – 9th June
Timetable: Workshop hours between 10am – 6pm
Maximum number of participants per week: 6
Location: Vila Chã (45 min drive from Porto), closest city: Esposende (15 min drive)
The workshop will cover a theoretical foundation in hemp construction including how to source hemp, methods of application, material performance and various hempcrete mixes. This will be followed by a practical application on a small social housing project implementing methods of hempcrete construction. Tasks and learnings include:
No prior knowledge or construction skills are required.
Costs per participant: DONATION BASED!
We want you to benefit from this opportunity so we are operating on a ‘pay what you can’ model.
What is included:
What is not included:
Booking is essential. Most of our courses/events are fully booked weeks in advance. Your place is not secured until we have received the requested payment.
Please fill this form, including a motivational letter, as well as an explanation of your background (how you relate to the field) and your current occupation. After your registration and motivational letter is accepted, you will receive our payment information. After your payment is confirmed, your place in the workshop is reserved.
Upon successful registration, you will receive an email in which will be included a folder of relevant literature to be studied before the workshop. This will serve as a preparation for all participants.
Please find the detailed programme for the workshop here. If you have any questions regarding the workshop write us to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hostel in Esposende: https://innesposende.com/en/sports-hostel/
Another hostel in Esposende: http://www.hosteleleven.pt/
Guest house 5 capacity: https://bestvillas.pt/en/park-ofir-2/
Guest house 5-10 capacity: https://casadoarantes.pt/
Montemar Guesthouse: https://www.booking.com/Share-JcJCU1
Casa do Avô Grande: https://www.booking.com/hotel/pt/casa-do-avo-grande.pt-pt.html
Marinhas Bed & Breakfast: https://www.booking.com/hotel/pt/marinhas-bed-amp-breakfast.pt-pt.html
Being based around Esposende, the whole of Northern Portugal is available for you to explore in your downtime. Esposende itself is a coastal city boasting beautiful beaches and river side nature reserves. There are surf schools nearby and kayak lessons available along the Cávado River.
Accessible by bus are Braga, Guimarães or Barcelos, beautiful historic cities with a range of activities.
All participants are required to provide their own health insurance for the duration of the workshop. We will ask for confirmation of this ahead of the summer school.
In order to guarantee a safe environment for everybody, we ask you to bring your own safety and work equipment: