NATIONAL NATURAL BUILDING DAYS

13 - 14 February 2016

About NZNBD 2016

Here are a select of tours, visits and workshops around NZ which you can visit over the weekend of the 13th and 14th February. Select an event for more information and to register to attend.

Supporting ISBC 2016

The NZ National Building Days are also in place to support and promote the International Straw and Natural Building Conference held in March 2016. More information about the event and details on how to register can be found at http://www.strawbuildconference.co.nz

Graeme North House Tour

Graeme North House Tour

Warkworth - Auckland

Come and visit the home of Graeme North. Constructed using a variety of earth and other natural building material and methods, including a solid earth floor....

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Te Henga Studios

Te Henga Studios

Bethells Beach - Auckland

Have a tour of Te Henga Studios, an eco-arts & wellness retreat designed by Graeme North, and participate in an experimental earthbuilding project we've started using goats and gorse* Afternoon tea w...

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Tamahunga Gardens

Tamahunga Gardens

Big Omaha - Auckland

Come and visit our 20 year old natural home and gardens. The house was house designed by Graeme North and constructed out of pressed earth. The house makes extensive use of passive solar design....

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Motueka Straw Bale

Motueka Straw Bale

Motueka - Nelson

Come and visit this beautiful straw bale house of architect Philip Kennedy. The main living area is straw bale in construction with bedrooms located in a separate wing, a two-storey, cedar cladded bu...

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The Mud Castle

The Mud Castle

Nelson - Nelson

House viewing of The Mudcastle - which is an adobe mud brick house, followed by a tour of the grounds and castle turrets which use waste sawdust in their construction. More information can be found at...

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Workshop

Workshop

Whangarei - Northland

Come and visit us and take part in a short workshop in the construction of a natural light earth wall. We will also be laying some adobe bricks and applying lime and earth plasters....

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The Earth House Community

The Earth House Community

Peria - Northland

Community - More natural homes than conventional homes. Community of natural buildings from the human aspect. How to go about querying land etc... The Earth House Community Space- Alternative energ...

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Whangerei House Tour

Whangerei House Tour

WHANGAREI 0110 - Northland

House tour. Ian is a designer of earth and strawbale homes. This visit is to his own house, but as he will not be there, the host for the day will be Thijs (Tase) Drupsteen how has been the engineer...

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Natural Pool & Straw Bale

Natural Pool & Straw Bale

Kaiwaka - Other

A great opportunity to visit a straw bale house with clay plaster and a natural swimming pool north of Auckland. A tour and talk will take place where you can ask questions and see the different metho...

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Totos Cafe and Gallery

Totos Cafe and Gallery

Takaka - Tasman

Tour of earth buildings and straw bale building in Golden Bay. Meet at 9am at Golden Bay Visitor Centre at Willow Street in Takaka opposite the Fresh Choice Supermarket. Participants can have an even...

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Earthship Te Timatanga

Earthship Te Timatanga

Hikuai - Waikato

Come and visit this natural build in the Coromandel. Earthship Te Timatanga was featured in the latest series of Grand Designs New Zelaand. Explore the construction methods and experience the environ...

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Earth house tour

Earth house tour

Thames - Waikato

We have an earthhouse, a studio, composting toilet, sleep out and a small building under construction (all in cob) plus another building with an earth floor and paper clay interior walls. We would be ...

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