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3 day practical workshop lead by Micheal Reynolds from Earthship Biotecture

Over 6 days in Christchurch this March, Michael Reynolds will bring his 40 years of Sustainable Architecture experience to the table to present alternative structural designs to Christchurch residents.

His trip will include a 3 day practical workshop, 3 evening seminars, a lecture for architecture students, an onsite retrofit talk in North Canterbury as well as other meetings with organizations.

Full details for the 3 day Practical Workshop


Wednesday 13th Thursday 14th & Friday 15 March 2013 8.30– 4.30 daily followed by Q&A


Tussock Hill Vineyard, 210 Huntsbury Ave, Huntsbury Hill, Christchurch


nz 21013 workshop site


This beautiful 10 acre organic vineyard is written up
in New Zealand wine magazine –


One U-shaped tire room with a vaulted ceiling, and a vertical front greenhouse.


Workshop lead by Michael Reynolds, founder of Earthship Biotecture
with support from Rosa Henderson (project manager) Mike Lilian (materials), Robin Woodsford (land owner) and Lachlan Grey (logistics)


$120 USD per person for 3 days. There is a possibility for participants to come for one or 2 days, which will be $50 per day. We prefer full attendance, just for progress on the building and less re- explaining of design and work but we will try to accommodate everyones schedules.


Tape measure
pliers (for wire work)
Water proof gloves for cement work Lunch, water & sun protection


Covered toed work shoes
For Registration please contact:

Mike Lilian – 03) 4395563
Please list your name, building experience and which days you would like to attend. Confirmation of your place will be sent after full payment (account details will be emailed upon registration). 
Workshop will run rain or shine!

all other questions please




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