Bamboo Building Immersion
Regenerative Design for the Living Earth
May 4th - 11th at 
Finca Morpho in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica
Bamboo Building Immersion
Regenerative Design for the Living Earth
May 4th - 11th at 
Finca Morpho in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica
We are excited to announce our second natural building course at Finca Morpho with Rodolfo Saenz and Trey Abernethy, to be held May 4th to 11th!

Come and learn from a Costa Rican master builder with 30 years of experience working with bamboo and natural materials.  

In this week-long bamboo intensive, we will build a small bamboo cabin from start to finish.
This course is designed for those who would like practical natural building skills and hands-on experience working with bamboo. 

If you are an owner-developer, professional contractor, permaculturist, or someone who is simply looking 
to build with sustainable materials and methods, this immersion is for you. 

No prior experience or special skills are necessary, just a reasonable level of physical fitness and willingness 
to learn.
This course is designed for those who would like practical natural building skills and hands-on experience working with bamboo. 

If you are an owner-developer, professional contractor, permaculturist, or someone who is simply looking 
to build with sustainable materials and methods, this immersion is for you. 

No prior experience or special skills are necessary, just a reasonable level of physical fitness and willingness 
to learn.
In these lectures and hands-on workshops you 
will learn about:
  •  Tools: chainsaws, bamboo hand saws, hatchets, hole saws, and specialty tools
  •  Processing: bamboo varieties, identification, harvesting, treating and curing
  • Design & Craft: model making, engineering principles, concept to construction, potentials and limitations of bamboo
  •  Techniques: cutting, splitting, bending, lashing, pegging, and making fish-mouth connections, bamboo nails, and binder sticks
Course tuition includes all workshops, lectures, selected accommodations, three organic, farm fresh, plant-based meals per day with snacks... and plenty of fruit.  

For those wanting to further their learning and skills, we are offering a week-long working practicum after the course at the Diamante Center to build infrastructure for the upcoming Costa Rica Fruit Festival, atop the majestic Baru Falls! 

Click here for more information about this follow-up event.

Students arrive at Finca Morpho anytime Thursday evening, May 3rd, and the course begins at 9am on Friday, May 4th.

Further details sent upon registration. 
To learn more about where this course is going to be held visit www.FincaMorpho.com 

For any questions please contact Trey Abernethy at (506) 8828-1085 or [email protected].
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Trey Abernethy
Trey is driven by a deep love for nature and a desire to break free from modern industrial society. After 12 years of witnessing wasteful, toxic, and unsustainable methods, he knew there was a better way to build. While living in Florida, he began taking courses on cob and earthen plasters. In 2013, he moved to Costa Rica and continued learning about natural building, permaculture, and holistic living. 

The following year, he received his Permaculture Design Certificate and attended a week-long course on building with bamboo, cob, adobe, and plasters with Rodolfo Saenz. 

Soon thereafter he joined the build crew for the Envision festival, learning from a range of experts on bamboo design and building. Trey continues to work on large scale bamboo design and builds at Envision festival each year. 

 In 2015, he attended a 2-week earthen building course at Rancho Mastatal, which included the aforementioned materials, as well as lime, natural pigments and paints, including tadelakt, an amazing waterproof limestone plaster technique from Morocco. 

After participating in and leading many natural building projects in Costa Rica, Trey is confident in his skill sets for teaching and empowering other to build with local and sustainable materials, in harmony with nature.
Roldolfo Saenz
Rodolfo Saenz began his career as a craftsman over 30 years ago. He first learned to work with wood and later received training in a variety of techniques with bamboo, which led him to manufacturing furniture from bamboo combined with hardwoods and various other materials. 

Originally trained in conventional construction, he learned to build houses with bamboo and cob. In 2010, he built his own house with natural materials and now has more than 25 years of experience as a contractor in Costa Rica.

Rodolfo is passionate about sharing his skills and knowledge by teaching sustainable building and design. Learn more at ConstruccionEnBarro.com.
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