PROJECT OVERVIEW 

Teams of participants that travel to Ecuador will learn practical and theoretical applications of sustainable design in Bahía de Caráquez and Chone from some of the most world-renowned architects in Latin America. Workshops led by local architects, students, professors from nearby universities, skilled Ecuadorian carpenters, local farmers, land stewards, and community members from coastal cities in Manabí will explore the history of bamboo architecture, regenerative agriculture, and concepts of sustainable design while actively building structures with the local caña guadua species of bamboo in a post-disaster zone as well as within the newly developing agroforestry operation of Los Arboleros Farm.

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TOPICS OF WORKSHOPS INCLUDE

  • Social and environmental enterprise models.

  • Ethical entrepreneurship.

  • Economic viability of large scale bamboo production as a building material.

  • Sustainable international development.

  • Political, social, cultural, and economic analysis of post-disaster zones, sociological impacts of natural disasters, and relief aid politics.

qualifications to participate in course 

  • Must be 18+ years old.

  • Trips include non students, all students undergraduate or graduate, researchers, professors and other faculty.

  • If you cannot attend the date for your respective university trip, please contact us about availability on other sessions.

  • Courses typically focus on regenerative agriculture, agroforestry, sustainable entrepreneurship and business, bamboo design, engineering and construction. We welcome people of all backgrounds or ages excited about the subjects included in our workshops!

ACCOMMODATIONS

  • The Regeneration Field Institute on Los Arboleros Farm is set up with lovely dormitory style rooms, each with a balcony, hammock space, and stunning views of the forest and surrounding farm area. Casa Gorda is our beautiful 3-story bamboo and wood constructed hostel in Bahía de Caráquez that we stay in for a short coastal portion of the course.

  • Three meals a day prepared by local chefs

  • Clean drinking water, bathroom, and shower facilities

  • Hammocks and relaxing communal space

  • Transportation to and from the airport

  • Group activities and workshops

  • Construction tools and materials

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