September – October 2022 Bamboo Build Program

Come and be part of our practical Bamboo Courses and Apprenticeship training in Bali to become an unbeatable hands-on bamboo builder and learn hands-on skills in bamboo construction.

We are establishing a training Ecocentre for practical bamboo building at Belega, near Ubud to empower local craftsmen to share their knowledge and skills of the creative traditions of Bali and Indonesia. This will be an inclusive natural learning centre for bamboo and natural building where everyone can participate in fun familyful activities from building to gardening, traditional cooking and kite-making… We look forward to help retain and value traditional artesian skills and give them greater significance in the “modern world”… partly through applying the skill and energy to make them which requires focus and can help us detoxify from addictive patterns and behaviours, and partly by appreciating the skill and work that goes into producing them.

We want to create an ethically fair collaborative venture where wages for teachers are more in line with what we would expect from the “sustainable building material of the future” – at a level which provides incentive for locals to retain and pursue traditional artistry as a viable career option (as opposed to becoming hospitality “servants” or going and working for Wendy’s in Taiwan where the salary is higher). We aim to share practical knowledge and training to worldwide builders from all backgrounds and to revitalise the cultural landscape in which many of Bali’s traditional arts which are being lost due to the historical undervaluing of hand-made arts coupled with people’s need for “money” to send their kids to school and be able to survive in the Post-Colonial economic system (prior people used barter and actually there wasn’t much need for “money” as everything was produced and shared collectively in local cultures/societies). We aim to overcome the capitalistic tendency to underpay locals and take-for-granted that they should live at a lower economic standard Because they are “local” (also a tendency handed down by the caste system) and to properly value the arts and cultural knowledge which makes Indonesia such a rich and diverse place to live… and create a space for cultural exchange and experience – to build Connection within our local culture.

We’re about to start the hyperbolic water tower and staircase for our bamboo Ecocentre building an are looking forward to sharing more over the coming weeks 🙂

We welcome you to join our upcoming workshops…

Our Internship Program starts on 14th September… The cost is US$280/week for full training program. (6 days/week 9am to 4pm). Part-time programs also available.

You can register your interest HERE:

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