Earth Building

In Bela Rechka, as in many other Bulgarian villages, we could see lots of abandoned houses. Yes, they are old, sad and almost taken by the plants around. Some are even falling slowly apart, getting back to where all the building materials came from – the earth. They are made only of natural materials – mud, wood, stones, straw… These sad but beautiful “old ladies” tell us lots of different stories. Amongst all – the one called Earth Building.

 2016 we organized a summer workshop led by arch. Georgi Georgiev. The main topics discussed are the benefits of the natural materials, the history of earth building, how to renovate an old building, interior – floor, coat, paint, insulation, heating. And you have the wonderful chance to make your first clay brick during the workshop.