Pillar Valley Earthbag Dome Building Workshop

Earthbag is the quickest, easiest and most forgiving natural construction material you can build with. Any earth construction method is hugely rewarding for a variety of reasons – however there’s a technical aspect to most earth techniques that can often feel overwhelming. How to understand what soil type you have? How to know what ratio…

Peter Stutchbury Foundation Brazil trip 2016

In the latter part of 2016 Rebecca was invited by the Peter Stutchbury Foundation to join Peter and his partner Fernanda on their inaugural trip to the north of Brazil to design and construct an extension to a children’s day-care centre. The project was located in a village in the outskirts of Salvador, which was…

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…