Open Courses

OPEN COURSE

STRAW 04 Intro – Wrapping with Straw Bales

The 10 min. ACTeco-course introduces basic methods of wrapping with bales and prefabricated straw elements.

OPEN COURSE

STRAW 03 Intro – Load Bearing Straw Bales

The 10 min. ACTeco-course introduces basics for load bearing straw bale technique, how to handle the bales and compress the wall.

OPEN COURSE

STRAW 02 Intro – Straw Bale Infill Constructions

ACTeco 10 min. course introduces basics for infill technique with straw bales and tools, which are used.

OPEN COURSE

STRAW 01 Intro – Straw Bales as Building Material

10 min. ACTeco course introducing straw building, showing straw as building material and showing oldest and newest houses in Europe.

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EARTH 09 – Production (Introduction)

ACTeco 15 min course briefly shows 3 main different ways to produce earth blocks: handmade adobe, pressed bricks and extruded bricks.

OPEN COURSE

STRAW – 4 Lessons (Introduction)

4 short ACTeco Introduction courses in Straw Bale Building – straw bales as building material, straw bale Infill, load bearing straw bale and Wrapping with straw bales (external insulation).

OPEN COURSE

SUSTAINABILITY – From Sustainability to Eco Building (Introduction)

ACTeco 20 to 30 minute course with a brief introduction to Sustainability Goals and sustainable building, focusing on ecobuilding.

OPEN COURSE

EARTH – 9 Lessons (Introduction)

ACTeco course with 9 introduction lessons with basic infomation and beautiful examples of Earth building techniques: earth architecture, rammed earth, masonry, cob, earth plasters and decorations, as well as interior design.

OPEN COURSE

EARTH 01 – Physics of Earth (Introduction)

ACTeco, 20 to 30 minute course is an introduction to the physics of earth. On the sand and clay grain scale, discover “how it stands”.

OPEN COURSE

EARTH 03 – Earth Masonry (Introduction)

ACTeco 10-minute course shows how and why it is good to use earth bricks in new buildings. (ECVET knowledge level 1)

OPEN COURSE

EARTH 02 – Earthen Architecture (Introduction)

ACTeco 20 minutes course, is an introduction to earthen architecture. It will enable you to discover some historical and contemporary buildings built in earth.

OPEN COURSE

EARTH 04 – Cob (Introduction)

ACTeco 10-minute course will introduce you to the principle of cob technique, its properties and will show examples of cob houses. (ECVET knowledge level 1)

OPEN COURSE

EARTH 05 – Rammed Earth (Introduction)

ACTeco 10-minute course about rammed earth will show you examples of modern buildings, how a rammed wall is made and what the trends are. (ECVET knowledge level 1)

OPEN COURSE

EARTH 08 – Decorative Techniques (Introduction)

ACTeco 10-minute course shows wonderfull decorations in the world cultures and possibilities of earth decorations in modern houses. (ECVET knowledge level 1)

OPEN COURSE

EARTH 07 – Interior Design (Introduction)

ACTeco 10 minute course shows how to think about colours and surfaces of earth plasters in the interior to achieve desired feeling. (ECVET knowledge level 1)

OPEN COURSE

EARTH 06 – Earth Plaster (Introduction)

ACTeco 10 minute course about basics of earth plaster, nice examples and what its advantages and disadvantages are. (ECVET knowledge level 1)

FREE COURSE

SUSTAINABILITY 02 – Climate Change (Level 2)

ACTeco 45 minute course briefly explains how and why is the climate changing, what are effects and suggests some actions how to deal with change.

OPEN COURSE

Sustainable (Straw) House – a Case Study

ACTeco course shows a case study house. Building step by step of a sustainable, passive standard, family house. It is built with natural materials, low impact foundation, green roof, producing own energy.

OPEN COURSE

Building a Straw Bale Maze

Straw bale mazes are popular with kids and adults. But there are some rules to be followed to build a safe maze and have fun too.

OPEN COURSE

Building with Straw Panels

This course is to train architects and builders to design and assemble straw bale houses using prefabricated straw wall panels.

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