From the experience and overview perspective of Eco-Architect, Ingrid Cryns, of soma earth, in 2 short days, this course will help guide you quickly to what are the essential components to creating a more ‘organic’ home. Explore the healthier choices and learn how to create, manage & build a safer home. You will gain a comprehensive overview of the practical side of paperwork including building permits, consider a preliminary budget of the scope of costs and learn some project management tips. Find out how to make better choices in selecting building materials & systems that are less toxic and more natural.
How to Create your Organic Dream Home
2 DAY WORKSHOP
$250 + HST Advance Registration until Feb. 15, 2013, $290 Feb 16 - 22
POSTPONED TO APRIL [Saturday Feb 23 to Sunday Feb 24, 9 am to 5 pm, Lunches Included]
Hesperus Village, Thornhill, Ontario (north east of hwy 7 & Bathurst)
A workshop given by Eco-Architect, Ingrid Cryns of soma earth
An Organic Home is a home that is simply built more naturally. It has a deep ecology awareness that embraces the selection of sustainable building materials and systems that are healthy both for the homeowners as well as for the benefit of the earth and several generations of ancestors!
Becoming aware of what is involved in the decisions you can make to renovate your home or to create something from scratch can be an overwhelming task in today’s, non-edited, internet world of easily accessible, global scope of information. From the experience and overview perspective of an Eco-Architect, in 2 short days, this course will help guide you quickly to what are the essential components to creating a more ‘organic’ home for yourself that will be healthier, inspiring and possibly even more relaxing!
Discover the essentials of new property selection, that includes a permaculture perspective or explore how to make your existing property work better for you in a synergistic relationship with your land and a self-sufficient gardening system. You will gain new knowledge with a comprehensive overview of the practical side of paperwork including building permits, consider a preliminary budget of the scope of costs and learn some project management tips. Find out how to make better choices in selecting building materials & systems that are less toxic and more natural - we will discuss what the pro’s, con’s and grey zones might be. Explore the healthier choices and learn how to create, manage & build a safer home.
Be prepared to learn new, sustainable, ways of living and open a door to inspiring new possibilities that will empower you to thrive optimally in these intense and dynamic times!
- Permaculture Intro, Property selection essentials…
- Sustainable Building Primer - Low Embodied Energy, Low Carbon Footprint, Sustainable Energy systems, Greenwashing….
- Passive Solar Principals - solar orientation + optimize passive solar & internal heat gain, airtight, super insulate, eliminate thermal bridges, mechanical systems, air flow, natural lighting…
- Healthy, Non-Toxic, Building Materials - 7 zones of a healthy home; floors, walls, cabinetry, air quality, furnishings, water quality, electrical/EMF and building with wood/straw/earth basics…..
The following books, by Ingrid Cryns, will be available for sale at the workshop; SELF-SUFFICIENT LIVING, PROPERTY SELECTION & HOME ENERGETIC BALANCING [Click on this link for a good preview of several pages of each book some of which will be covered in the workshop!]
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This workshop is given by Ingrid Cryns, BES, B Arch, OAA, CBT, Principal and Founding Director of soma earth (2000). soma earth is a holistic company which includes a broad scope of services and products that supports the building of relationships between body, mind, soul and the built environment. soma earth ARCHITECT (2006), soma earth TEACHINGS (2012) & soma earth BUILDING (2012) are all part of the soma earth organization.
Ingrid has over 20 years of experience running and managing a variety of complex projects from small houses, renovations, additions and multi-residential housing to large (up to $12ML) community centres, museums, performing arts centres and commercial projects. With a unique specialty in straw bale and straw clay, natural building systems, Ingrid has been the Project Architect of six straw bale buildings in Ontario and is the Vice President of the Ontario Straw Bale Building Coalition (since 2009). Author of 3 books, SELF-SUFFICIENT LIVING, PROPERTY SELECTION & HOME ENERGETIC BALANCING, Ingrid is also a highly sensitive, intuitive empath and can read and sense body, building & earth energies.
Ingrid has moved out of the city to the country, an hour northeast of Toronto, over 2 1/2 years ago, and has started to live self-sufficiently due to her passion to be more connected with Nature as well as her own chemical and food sensitivities. Ingrid has built her own small straw & clay studio office space, chicken coop, mini-cold cellar and organic garden on her property.