Today in our bamboo workshop we made the frame for a model house (found the design on the internet) and everyone learned about how to split bamboo to make strips of different sizes, sketched our model and applied some pythagoras’ theorem to calculate some of the lengths we needed to cut.
We took a tour of Freyr’s bamboo house and talked about the design of our house and how we wanted to make a design that people in developing countries can adopt/use and how many people in developing countries have skill and knowledge of bamboo and natural materials but, they think that bamboo is “only for poor people – or the very rich”.
🤔 I guess when more than 70% of the world’s population lives on less than $10/day, we should really think about how bamboo can be relevant to people in the developing world (not just the “rich” 30%) if it’s going to become the “sustainable building material of the future”.
Bamboo is an incredibly flexible material in the ways it can be utilised but it has poor insulative qualities so it’s not so great for cooler climates… Heaps of people live in the tropics though so that’s not a big problem. The big problem is insects coming and eating the bamboo!!! Bamboo is a bit like a giant sugar cane or grass… something like that… and contains sugars which insects find quite delicious so… the challenge has been – how to make the bamboo less tasty or desecrate the insects as they crawl over/through/inside the bamboo.
Find out more next week… as we explore Bamboo Treatment! Join us next Wednesday at Freyr’s Bamboo Home in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia at 9.30/10am #bambooworkshop #bambooworkshops #bamboocreative #bamboocreativebali #kidsactivities #inthebamboohouse #freyrsbamboohome #denpasar #bali #indonesia
We still have a few spots available in our bamboo workshops for kids… the timetable I posted previously has gone a little bit sideways and bent like a bamboo so just message me if you’re interested in joining and we’ll see where the best fit may be… the younger age group is coming mondays and friday mornings now and the middle age group Tuesdays and Thursdays in the morning. Wednesday is a wild card: next wednesday we have an opening for a group booking if anyone is interested. For more than 7 kids its 65k per child (corona price) and for less than 7, 80k per child. The workshop starts at 9.30 and finishes around 12pm.
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