New Earthbag workshop coming soon!

AuwaEarth are excited to announce that the first Earthbag workshop for the Northern Rivers will be held on October 27th 2019 – so save the date! The amazing Murwillumbah Community Garden has recently relocated to a new garden area near Mt St Patricks College, Murwillumbah NSW. It is a beautiful site with lots of projects…

World Environment Day Festival 🌿

Lots of fun and learning about earth construction had at the World Environment Day Festival last weekend 🌿

House in Ibicoara, Bahia

This large house project was completed in late 2011. I am excited to finally share it now it has been settled in and loved for some time – and you get to see it in its beautiful finished state and how it’s aged over time. We were approached by an earthbag workshop participant in mid-2011…

The beauty of earth building – Japan

I have recently returned from an architectural tour of Japan. The country never ceases to amaze me in the precision and care put into each and every detail… even (or especially) when the buildings are made from just clay and bamboo – which are the traditional building materials there. One mission we have at AuwaEarth is…

Shepherds Ground EcoVillage Community Engagement weekend

AuwaEarth was invited back to the Shepherds Ground Eco Village in late 2016 to assist the growing community in planning the next step forward and give an introductory talk on good design principles and community engagement – and also the importance of connecting with your neighbours! Hosted by Bobbie and Owen the engagement days were planned…

Coonamble site visit

We travelled to the far flung regional town of Coonamble recently on invitation by the local Wailwaan Aboriginal community, to investigate the feasibility of holding an earthbag workshop out there – with view to build more and more earthbag structures in the future. We arrived in the evening after a long 6 hr drive north…

Sandhills makeover

Sandhills Community Garden (sandhillscommunitygarden.org) is a much loved community garden in Newcastle East. It was one of the very first community gardens to start in Newcastle and has had wide recognition due to the tireless efforts of garden coordinator Dr Christine Everingham. It is an open, very accessible garden and truly is there for all…

ArchiCamp 2015

We took part in this fabulous weekend as part of ArchiCamp, founded by Jiri Loewe – a current architecture student at the University of Newcastle – in it’s inaugural ‘architecture in the sticks’ to be held at a different rural locations around Australia each year. Held this year at a newly formed eco-village near Butterwick,…

Hamilton school wall facelift

This wall was located in the middle of the main school courtyard – and after a year or so of having school children running over the wall every day and enjoying it very much, it was time for little facelift and a new, brighter colour. This time a thick lime stucco was again applied just…

Billabong Park wall – Gloucester

We were invited on behalf of the amazing Gloucester Tucker Patch (www.tuckerpatch.com.au) and the Gloucester Environment Group to build a garden wall and seat as park of a demonstration day for the annual clean energy festival held there. We had lots of helpers throughout the day and before long a beautiful curved garden wall was…

Toronto retaining wall rendered

A couple of weeks after the Earthbag retaining wall was finished we came back to make a day of rendering it. Its always lots of fun rendering as you can be so creative – it’s just like moulding clay. The render is made from lime, sand and a small amount of cement for stiffness and…