International Macrobiotic Education Center
Active Macrobiotic Vacations
Building with Nature
18 November - 14 December
Are you dreaming to build a house from completely natural materials?
Gain experience while helping us to build ours in Pang Ung, Mae Hong Son in Thailand.
We will combine techniques from East and West.
With instructors from the Netherlands and Thailand.
We will build at our land in Pang Ung close to the lake and surrounded by mountains.
We respect nature and will create a house which will return to soil again.
Techniques from East and West:
Natural stone techniques
|Gathering natural stones.|
|Foundations from natural stones.|
|Walls from natural stones.|
|Floors from natural stones.|
|Choosing the right loam.|
|Adobe bricks from loam and rice hull or straw.|
|Walls from adobe bricks.|
|Plastering with red loam.|
|Collecting bamboo in the jungle.|
|Preperation of bamboo.|
|Constructions with bamboo without using nails.|
|Bamboo roof constructions.|
|Collecting wood in the jungle.|
|Preparation of wood.|
|Termite resistent wood constructions without nails.|
|Walls from wood.|
|Floors from wood.|
Hansa den Hoedwas born in the Netherlands in 1956. He started macrobiotic lifestyle in 1974 and studied Feng Shui and natural building with teachers from East & West. He created a house within his company building in the Netherlands with natural materials and moved to Thailand recently.
Soyyearn Yotkhamwas born in Myanmar (Birma) in 1943 and is living with his family in Thailand. He has ancestors from China and Myanmar and has experiance in building techniques from Thailand, Myanmar and China with Loam, Bamboo and Wood.