Do YOU want to learn to create from bamboo?
This versatile renewable fast-growing material that could help save our planet from resource depletion
What you’ll learn:
The 101 Bamboo Knowledge
- Bamboo Tools and Safety – using Knives and Tool maintenance
- Basic Bamboo Techniques – Splitting, Shaping & Weaving
- Onsite Construction, – different aspects of bamboo house construction will be covered depending on the building phase/stage. See what’s going on now at our FACEBOOK PAGE.
- Concept of a Bamboo Structure – Materials, Age, Structure, Local Traditions
- Making Bamboo Furniture and Decorations
On top of that we’ll tell you the SECRET of our tiny house bamboo design…
At Bamboo Creative, it isn’t just about construction, We are also looking at systems for the tropics that can help:
1. Reduce waste and Redirection of plastic throw-away
2. Lessen the need for Power consumption
3. Small Space/Urban Vertical Gardening for Food production
4. Grey-water systems and Energy from Human Waste
5. Education and Outreach to promote earth-friendly lifestyle practices and uptake of bamboo in developing countries
6. Affordable Construction Methods and Material Sources for the Local Population
Approaching a zero waste economy and community
We are building an Eco-friendly Urban Bamboo Home in the city for Freyr – our beautiful daughter who has Autism and Rubenstein-Taybi syndrome. With local craftsmen and artists, builders and friends from around the world…. we welcome you to join our family and experience “local life” in the vibrant urban area of West Denpasar bordering on Seminyak.. in our Bamboo Sky Shack!!
See how bamboo and up-cycled materials can be used in urban living. Join our workshops for practical hands-on opportunities to learn building skills and Find your own Zen learning to craft with bamboo from our mastercraftsmen… Contribute to building Freyr’s Bamboo Home – a Therapy Playspace for Special Needs Children and their families in Bali…
Our inclusive program for 2020 is now accepting bookings. Friends of Freyr is an inclusive program for Special Needs and Different Abilities aiming to provide special needs families and individuals an opportunity to have a social and cultural experience of local life in Bali and to visit and participate in activities with our local school program and meet family respite needs. We are a co-collaboration on developing social inclusion and meaningful participation in worthwhile ventures that enrich our experience of life by being IN COMMUNITY with others.
Be the Change on your holiday!
Bamboo Biasa Daily Workshops
(Mondays and Tuesdays)
Daily workshops start at 10.15am with a site and safety introduction, light refreshment and discussion of our workshop aims. We will share our experience building with bamboo and the design of our bamboo building which is based on a traditional rice barn (Lumbung) and take a tour of our building.
The first part of the workshop will be based around learning an aspect of construction using bamboo and recycled materials. Basic knife tool techniques and joinery/carpentry styles will be demonstrated. Then you will be given the tools to try for yourself…
At 1.00pm we will break for a delicious local lunch with vegetarian/vegan & halal options. After lunch we will recommence at 2pm with our craft workshop for making your own unique bamboo spoon/spork. At the end of the workshop, you will have your own unique piece of cutlery that can travel anywhere with you, is ultra-light and finished with a natural-coating that is FDA-approved food-safe.
Book your half-day experience through Airbnb or book the whole day below and attend both sessions at our online price.
Starting also at 10.15am, our Wednesday workshops are a whole-day workshop focused on a specific area of sustainable bamboo construction. Presently, our focus is on vertical gardening – and we will share our experience of bamboo gardens and demonstrate methods for growing in vertical spaces -from the hanging system to irrigation and cutting the bamboo, you will have the opportunity to make a whole component of our vertical garden system.
Bamboo Creative Daily Workshops
Daily rate for our daily workshop program is Rp.550,000.00 running 10am-5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays - Includes Balinese Lunch. Rates are per person - total how many days and how many people.... we accept groups up to 5 people. If you are a group planning to attend for several days ask about our discount rates.
NB. We provide all tools, training and safety induction – and you may also order/purchase your own tool kits (from basic carving tools to shaping knives, capentry knives etc). We can also arrange specific one-on-one tutoring with our mastercraftsmen to develop your technique or develop a product from bamboo. Lunch is included and free-flow water is available. We can organise local transport to pick you up and drop you “home”.
Bamboo creative wants YOU – to be the change!
Saturday Afternoon Craft Workshops and Recycling Activities
We hold Craft Workshops on Saturday afternoons with Supri Yanto, Arief Budibasuki and Jeny Toyar – making bamboo swords, shields and bows & arrows, jewellery, cutlery, lamps, insect houses, and other groovy things… Enjoy time to experience craft as a meditation and meet other travellers, locals and residents of Bali. Come along and get lost in bamboo!! Register below to join our workshops in Denpasar at Freyr’s Bamboo Home.
Led by local craftsmen Supri Yanto and Jeny Key, our workshops are designed to share skills for working with bamboo by getting to know the material practically. Through learning to make a spork, you will get to know the texture and grain quality of bamboo and gain an understanding of how to work with it. From there, you can start to imagine your own designs for anything made of bamboo… Join us from 2-5pm at Freyr’s Bamboo Home in Denpasar. Check out our Facebook page for the activity schedule.
Saturday Craft Workshop
2-5pm Saturdays... Design and Create with Bamboo
Supri Yanto is the designer of our bamboo house here in Denpasar who aims to build “everything from garbage”. He is a skilled craftsman and recycler, cob builder, designer and imaginator who enjoys sharing his skills with others and meeting new cultures. He embodies the Asian way of life of “helping together” and sharing his skills with others.
Jeny Key is a skilled woodworker and cabinet-maker who we are gradually converting into a bamboo-lover. He is applying his skills to our project and assisting in up-cycling to give some unique touches to our tropical bamboo earthship design house, and adapting his skills to work with bamboo.
See our Internships Page for more intensive/longer workshops and bamboo house stays
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