2019 Earth Building Conference & AGM

The Future With Earth: 

Creating Positive Outcomes Through Earth Architecture. 

EBAA’s 2019 Earth Building Conference presents the opportunity for all of us to share in a 3-day programme of workshops, seminars and papers on the subject of affordable and sustainable housing through the use of natural and unfired earth construction.

3 Day Programme:

Two days of talks / seminars / discussion /lectures, (details yet to be announced) and demonstrations of how to do it ( how to make and lay mud bricks, how to build in rammed earth walls and how to build in cob and also other earth building techniques demonstrated / explained), 


Technical experts with decades of experience, will be there available throughout the whole weekend to mingle with all attendees for networking and discussing all that is earth building.


On the last day, there will a drive tour of  the local area visiting existing unfired earth buildings, as we depart the conference venue.


Conference contributors; We are currently seeking expressions of interest for potential papers, workshop presentations, and our “5 X 5 Show and Tell” for any attendee  ( 5 digital slides i.e. powerpoint presentation, for 5 minutes).   Please contact us to register your interest 

This conference attracts Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points, if you require them. 


Dates and Venue for the 2019 Earth Building Conference:

The Conference is held over 3 days 27, 28, & 29th,  September 2019 at the mud brick built, Bamarang Bush Retreat10 minutes west of Nowra in the Shoalhaven area NSW.  

Accommodation is also available here exclusively for conference attendees, however is limited to approximately 100 people. It is mostly shared ‘dormitory style’ quarters, approximately 4 to 6 to a room , there are a few private rooms and a camping area.  Separate accommodation in the Nowra township is available 10 minutes away, if you prefer so.

All meals are fully catered for and included in the Conference price using local produce with a menu catering for vegan needs as well.


Evening fireside social gatherings. Attendees who are musical are welcome to bring your acoustic guitars, hand drums, woodwinds etc) for some impromptu jamming.


Come along for just one day, or two, or for the whole three days.

Everybody is welcome, professionals to novices. The event is also kid friendly and safe.

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    3-day Conference Package Deal (Includes attendance, lunch, snacks and dinner)

            Individual non-member      $ 350/person

            EBAA member                       $ 290/person

            Student/Unwaged                 $ 200/person

            Group of 3 or more              $ 315/person

     Accommodation at the venue is available (from $45 to $210 for 2 or 3 nights, breakfast included). Beds are limited, so book early.

     If unable to come for the whole 3 days, you can build your own package at standard rates. Details provided in the booking window.

About EBAA:

The Earth Building Association of Australia (EBAA ) supports well designed sustainable and affordable high thermal mass buildings that are net zero carbon and require little or no energy for thermal comfort, Australia wide. Such buildings are commercially available or able to be built by owner builders themselves, over most of Australia. Learn how to get such a home designed and built or ideas on how to build it yourself from the Earth Building Association of Australia

See improved thermal performance and less greenhouse gas emission from an unfired earth wall building.  Also…Rather than the endless insulation and sealing of buildings to lessen air conditioning costs, EBAA proposes building with thick massive unfired earth walls, climatically well designed and free running.  At the same time using sustainable, economic and low embodied energy, earth building methods.  The aim is low carbon in construction and in lifetime running of the buildings to overall be carbon neutral, as well as meeting other sustainable and healthy building and affordability metrics.



By Email
Email EBAA Conference Team

By Phone
0429 321 104