Sustainable Living: Green Network of Activists Organise the First Convention of Building with Natural Materials in Zagreb Region

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From 6th – 7th May, 2017, a Green Network of Activists, known by the ‘Recycled Estate’, will host the first convention of ‘Building with Natural Materials’ at their eco-social centre for permaculture and sustainable living in the village of Vukomerić.

The convention will be held over the weekend of the 6th – 7th May in their village Vukomerić where Recycled Estate is based – a mere 40mins drive from the lively Capital of Zagreb. The program will be split between the village common house and the ‘Recycled Estate’.

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There will be rich program with many experienced practitioners in building with natural materials from all over Croatia and surrounding region. Topics will cover straw-bale houses – including many models and techniques with this building material, green roofs and walls, traditional techniques such as stone-walls and wooden construction houses, clay as a building material, rocket stove ovens and biochar as a natural alternative to heating systems.

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Next to the conference there will be an open fair with natural products from food to handcrafts, tools and machines. For Saturday night, there will be a pizza party and craft beer on offer for those attending the ‘Concert in the Woods’ by Tribal Jam Orchestra and DJ M.I.L.E.

Two-day tickets are 200kn or 150kn for one day. You can learn more about the event and this organisation here.


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