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Rammed-earth (Taipa) Workshop

Varzea da Goncala are pleased to announce a 7-day workshop in Taipa (rammed earth) construction, delivered by the renowned natural building arquetect, Henrique Schreck.

Course Content

1 - Introduction and description of the course objectives.
2 - The choice of land for construction and preparation.
3 - Testing for initial certification of the land.
4 - Presentation of tools for building in Taipei.
5 - Installation of shutters.
6 - How to shrink the earth, how to know if it is ready.
7 - Preparation of the upper tailgate.
8 - Disassembly and assembly of the tailgate.
9 - Construction of walls including openings for the construction of a space.
10 - Explanation of how upper end wall in order to prepare the receção coverage.
11 - In the course of the work will be theoretical explanation about the qualities of earth construction, as well as approach to finishing the walls, floors and roofs. More information at