Category Archives: Eco-construction News

Renovating the Compost Toilet

Hi, today we renovated one of our compost toilets, changing the walls made of cane. First we collected cane from around Los Molinos with the help of students from Southampton University and other volunteers There must be 2 volunteers somewhere … Continue reading

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A day in Eco-construction

Hello, I’ve been a volunteer in Sunseed for the last 4 months but only last week I decided to join the ecoconstruction department. I always had in my mind the image of the ecoconstruction site as a place full of … Continue reading

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Our new Sunseed sign

Lucainena de las Torres is a beautiful town not far from Sunseed, and since the beginning of the year a local eco-market has been happening there once a month. The market has been a great success with lots of local … Continue reading

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Kitchen roof

Today we will finish completely the roof of the detached kitchen we’ve been restoring during this last year

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rendering

A few months ago we started the works on isabellas main house where the old compost toilet was near to completion now the walls are getting a new look

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Wheelbarrow stretcher

We had a shortage of loading devices in the project so we prepared these weird wheelbarrows that can carry our compost to places difficult to reach with a normal wheelbarrow. We used a half barrel that was discarded from the … Continue reading

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Chumba & lime paint

The Eco Construction department has been working in the preparation of chumba & lime paint. First you find some chumba and then slice it in small pieces, then cover it with water and leave it fermenting for a week, next … Continue reading

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New Kitchen at Isabellas!

During 2013 the Ecoconstruction Department at Sunseed has been refurbishing an old ruin to build a new kitchen in Isabellas. Many volunteers have taken part in this project. This slide show video shows the evolution of the whole process. We … Continue reading

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Improvements in the Arboretum

Further improvements have been carried out in the Arboretum. They include; the restoration of a dry stone wall, planting mediterranean plants, labeling of plants for identification and the creation of an interpretive panel and map guide to the Arboretum. The … Continue reading

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Transforming the laboratory

As Sunseed is always looking for accommodations for Staff and Volunteers, Ecological Building Department is renovating the old laboratory which is no longer in use and preparing a nice new room in Isabella’s house.

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