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The Golden Bay Sustainable Living Centre has gathered together a team of 10+ experts in their fields to offer you a tempting smorgasbord of learning adventures designed to upskill you all in practical tools for living a more sustainable, regenerative, and delicious life in tune with nature. 

You can learn how to build using all natural, locally sourced materials, how to grow using organic, regenerative & soil building methods, how to live a simpler, healthier life on less money with less stuff, how to eat healthily, locally, and sustainably, and how to make the most of what you harvest to see you through the winter. 

Below you will find workshops on offer and links to register. 

Looking for something more? Find out about our more in-depth short courses here.

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Natural Building Course

Thursday 3rd - Monday 7th November 2022

Come and play with clay, sand and straw at the Sustainable Living Centre! We will explore how these components can create diverse buildings with endless creative possibilities.


What you'll learn

  • A range of techniques to build earth walls

  • How to finish walls with mud plaster and lime plaster

  • Design and make creative cob walls with bottles and mosaics

  • How to work with light earth and apply cob to light earth walls

  • You will build an indoor cob bench from scratch

When & Where

The course runs daily 9am - 5pm and will be held at our Learning Hub at the Sustainable Living Centre, where our walls showcase many different earth building styles.


$450, which includes all materials and lunch.


You can also opt to join only on Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th to build an indoor cob bench for $175.

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Check back soon for more in this series. 

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The last two years have been challenging beyond measure for our physical, mental & emotional health.  Such challenges are also times of great opportunity to grow.  The How To Live Series offers a wide range of possibilites for us to learn with everything from repurposing wood we might have thrown in the fire and carving it into something useful and beautiful, to how to host an effective meeting.

Check back soon for more in this series. 

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