Cob Building Courses at Sunseed

10 day Cob Building Courses at Sunseed Dates 13th – 26th November 2016 Arrival Sunday 13th 5pm Departure Saturday 26th 10am 15th – 28th January 2017 Arrival Sunday 15th 5pm Departure Saturday 28th 10am About the courses The “10 days intensive cob building course” is a hands-on practical learning experience with small theoretical sessions. During the course we are going …

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A dream come true: building a cob house, part I

A dream comes true – I am building a small house with my hands out of mud! A month ago we decided to build a new toolshed in the garden and get rid of the ugly plastic structure there was before and change it for a beautiful cob house. First of all we had to clear the whole space of …

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Sunseed builds a temazcal (steam room)

Last month, Lucy Garay from Mexico, with the help of a guide from home, directed and opened the temazcal in the new wellness area at Sunseed. The traditional Mexican style sauna is used for purification ceremonies, connecting awareness of the mind, body and spirit. The ancestral ceremony was a place where the warriors came to purify, learn to listen to …

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Natural paint experiments – making flour paint

Our long term volunteer, Livia, 18 from the bay area, USA, has been experimenting with natural paint recipes alongside our eco-construction coordinator, Jack  to find the most successful non powdering white paint for the interiors of our traditional Andalucian buildings. 4 different binder types were tested on a gypsum plaster base: flour, casein, lime and linseed oil. Paints were tested …

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Greenhouse

We have finally built the greenhouse for the seedlings from our nursery so they can spend the winter calentitas! We are in a desert climate zone, so that the amplitude of temperature between day and night is quite large, and not only that, but the night temperature tends to be very low, causing frost. This situation is more pronounced in …

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The African Fridge

The African Fridge By Andreia Bastos Looking for a homemade way of cooling the drinks, we found out how to make an African Fridge. The African fridge is mostly used to keep the low temperature of the vegetables, and it works very well with drinks also. Luckily, we didn’t need to make one, Sunseed already has an African Fridge, lonely, …

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Repairing the path to the irrigation line

Hello, today with the help of Diego we finally fixed some step on the path that leads to El Nacimiento del Rio Aguas. Hola, hoy con la ayuda de Diego hemos arreglado por fín algunos escalones del camino que va hasta El Nacimiento del Río de Aguas.

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The new stair rail

Hi, after a while thinking about a fast, cheaper and nice solution for the old stair rail, today we finally have installed the new one, with the help of Joanne who has also cleaned and oiled the pita slice. Hola, después de un tiempo pensando en una solución buena y barata para el viejo pasamanos de la escalera, hoy hemos …

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Renovating the Compost Toilet Part II

Hello, today we are finishing the restyling of the compost toilet, here we are removing the old walls We are near to the end, the last wall!! And here you got the results !! Thanks to everybody for helping with the restyling!! Hola, hoy estamos terminando las reparaciones del váter seco, aquí vamos a eliminar las antiguas paredes Ya estamos …

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A day in Eco-construction

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