IWP and Pun Pun Organic Farm
Chiang Dao, outside of Chiang Mai, Northern ThailandInternational
In this 3 day intro course, we will cover natural building basics including sun dried brick making, building with adobe, plasters and natural paints, and other building techniques including ‘wattle-and-cob’. It will be fully ‘hands-on’ and we will work on various projects at Suan San Santi ‘Weaving Peace Retreat’, a new activist retreat space being built by IWP. We will also tour Pun Pun Sustainable Living Farm and IWP’s center to get inspiration and ideas from other earthern buildings. Total investment is 3,500 baht ($100 USD) which includes course fees, all food and accommodation at a nearby guesthouse for the 3 day/2 night course. It also includes transportation from Chiang Mai out to Chiang Dao, and daily transport to/from the work site.
International Women’s Partnership for Peace and Justice (IWP) is a feminist organization working with grassroots activists on sustainable strategies for social change by integrating feminism, nonviolent action and spiritual practice. Pun Pun is a farm, natural building, seed saving and organic farming training centre. IWP and Pun Pun are a perfect match for women’s building courses, bringing together feminism and natural building, as well as a belief that work and play should always integrate the building of community. For more about our work, see our websites: www.womenforpeaceandjustice.org and www.punpunthailand.org