Yurt Making Course : Orgiva, Andalucia Spain March 4-11 2018

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Yurt making course

Stonards Farm, Sawbridgeworth, Essex, 3 long weekends, 23-25th Feb and 9-11th March and 20-23rd April, for full details and prices email Toby

Learn how to make a traditional Kyrgyz style yurt frame from coppiced wood. Enjoy 8 days in the beautiful Alpujarras, eating fantastic organic food on the beautiful Burra Verde FincaBayacas, Orgiva, Andalucia, Spain.

Dates: Sat 20th March-Sat 1st April 2018 – SOLD OUT

TO BE CONFIRMED: NEW Training Course in Essex, UK – February/March 2018

We will be building one 18ft yurt which will be donated to a refugee camp either at Lesbos or Ceuta. The course will be mainly hands on experience, with some outdoor “classroom” learning each day.

The course covers:

  • Basic coppicing techniques for harvesting of the materials
  • What tools are required and how to use, sharpen and maintain them
  • The art of steam bending, making of formers, steamers and jigs
  • The knotting of the wall trellis (khana) and the tying up of the wheel crown
  • Theory and design of the yurt
  • Tips on where to source canvas covers, and door and felt making

Cost: 550 Euros (£500)

(Please note there is a 100 Euro discount if you do NOT fly to the course. Otherwise, a 100 Euro donation will go towards tree planting in the Burra Verde reforestation scheme and will go someway towards offsetting the carbon used in your flight.)

Cost includes: accommodation (small eco-cabins with solar power), compost toilets, basic kitchens, woodburners, shared solar/woodfired showers, camping and food.

There will be a follow up weekend one week later (18-19 March 2018) to assemble all the components of the yurt, when all the steamed wood has taken it’s shape. COST: 100 Euros

If you’d like to make your own yurt wheel/crown, then that is possible at an additional charge of 300Euro, if you’re coming from the UK the wheel can be returned back there free of charge too.