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The  Course

Day                                                 Focus                                                Detail                

Morning Chat: how we got into
chemical world, permaculture & SimPL, Ladakhi culture & history

Field Action: tool intro, meeting the locals, SimPL project dynamics

Evening Program: share story: personal experiences, project ideas

  One                                   

   Two                                             

Getting Started:
meet the project

Construction Basics

Morning Chat: the physics of buildings, worldwide building types

Field Action: project site prep

Evening Program: guest speaker

   Four                                             


MATERIALS

2. clay & earth

Morning Chat: the majic of clay, clay building, testing

Field Action: project build

Evening Program: review & muse session

   Three

LOCAL MATERIALS
the heart of green buildings

1. wood & trees

Morning Chat: the majic of trees, wood joinery, stewardship of plenty

Field Action: begin project build

Evening Program: earth-action film

   Five                                             



 MATERIALS

3. sand & rock

Morning Chat: sand’s world of uses, rock walls, roads & infrastructure

Field Action: project build

Evening Program: earth-action film

   Six

MATERIALS

4. straw & fibers


Morning Chat: growing grains for food & construction, straw buildings

Field Action: project build

Evening Program: guest speaker

   Seven

FRAMES

structural skeletons

Morning Chat: structure-forming by framing, standard & fusion frames

Field Action: a walking tour of Likir’s local architecture

Evening Program: earth-action film

   Eight

DESIGN MASTERPLAN

expressing our structural
wild desires

Morning Chat: presentation of personal build plans

Field Action: continue project build or begin design MasterPlan basics

Evening Program: design media

   Nine

MASTERPLAN

concept into form

Morning Chat: drafting: free-hand & CAD, blueprinting

Field Action: Likir Gompa tour, or continue MasterPlan

Evening Program: advanced MasterPlan

   Ten

FINISHING

the master’s touch



Morning Chat: MasterPlan                           presentations

Field Action: optimizing the project work - finishing & inspection

Evening Program: MasterPlan                               presentations


day before:
YOUR arrival date

ACTIVITY
               check-in,  integration 12 - 8  pm
                integration chat                 8  pm


MEALS          
                lunch*               12:30 -     2   pm
               dinner                       6 - 8:30 pm
* available for early arrivals, 150 Rs. each

during the course


     course                 9:30 am  -  5    pm
     evening program       8:30 -  10  pm


    breakfast                        8 - 9:30 am
     lunch & rest           12:30 -     2   pm
    dinner                            6 - 8:30 pm

day after:
end date


     check-out     10 am - 12 pm      outegration  chat      12 pm
    & certificate awards


    brunch                  9 - 11 am

COURSE DAILY SCHEDULE

( 10-day course,  11 nights lodging,  meals included )

Course Description:
SimPL Natural Building Immersion
Ladakh Method & Permaculture Green Building Design & Construction

10 days, 11 nights, 70 hours lecture & hands-on  
Course Rate: 400 Euros, including meals & accommodation

SimPLife Courses Overview

a suggestion to start: There is a lot of detail here. we ask, that you please NOT be discouraged or overwhelmed! (too much information? SimPLy BOOK, and we’ll see you soon… : ) as in all things, it is most comforting to body and soul when we experience at the rate and manner most enjoyable- when you are here, there will be ample time to wade through, question and absorb...

What To Expect From This Course

you will:

- learn the SKILLS and body-MEMORY necessary to plan and build a natural structure or project, from the aspects of time, economics, labor, physics and materials- all in the splendour of Himalaya


- be LIVING & BUILDING in the comforts, quirks & rewards of simpl Ladakhi conditions, with the peaceful and enduring rural himalayan people mainly of Tibetan origin, in a village built to best suit its environment-
with local materials


- learn to express and DESIGN your wildest building and living schemes, from concept to plan to realization…


- learn some of the creative WORLDWIDE BUILDING METHODS, the benefits & drawbacks of each


- BUILD a HANDS-ON PROJECT, using the Ladakhi method of building, superior for most ecosystems


- become familiar with SIMPL CONSTRUCTION TOOLS and equipment, without the need for large expense.

NEED TO ACCLIMITIZE FIRST?
SIMPLY ADD THE HIMALAYAN ACCLIMITIZER TO THIS COURSE WHEN YOU ENROLL,
& ARRIVE  3 DAYS EARLIER!

Ladakh course schedule

Himalayan Acclimitizer