Annual Conference

Australian Earth Building Annual Conference

Every year the Earth Building Association of Australia (EBAA) puts together an all inclusive earth building conference here in Australia.  In 2017 we were proud to host an international earth building conference at Charles Sturt University’s show-case sustainable rammed earth  Campus situated at their Thurgoona Campus.down on the Victorian / New South Wales boarder.

The 2017 Earth Building Association of Australia Conference was considered to be a huge success, which we measured by the incredible amount of experience and information that was disseminated by the incredibly qualified local and international speakers delivered through a range of hands-on workshops, seminars and technical papers AND by the tremendous number of people and organisations that attended the 5 day conference, the super food we enjoyed, the spectacular host facility and most importantly the good times and fun we all had…  Here’s a group shot of the folks who weren’t camera shy and for more information on our 2017 conference please click here:-


Announcing the 2018 Earth Building Conference:-

In 2018 we are hosting what should be another very success earth building conference with the topical theme of:-

“Houses that don’t cost the earth”

We are all very excited by the opportunities that this theme presents and we are pleased to announce 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.

Key Note Speaker:-

Prof . Dr. Gernot Minke – Rostock Germany.

Gernot Minke is the first world benchmark in terms of sustainable or natural construction. Gernot Minke has carried out more than 50 research and development projects in the field of ecological constructions, low-cost housing, earth constructions, bales of straw, bamboo and green roofs. He has been invited as a speaker to more than 60 international conferences and has given numerous lectures, courses and workshops in various countries of the world. 


Topics that will be covered include:-

  • affordable earth homes
  • owner built earth housing
  • design features that assist in keeping the costs down
  • light earth, mudbrick and rammed earth wall construction
  • co-housing / sweat equity earth building approaches and schemes
  • earth building approaches and systems to reduce construction costs
  • what makes earth such an ideal material to create an affordable home
  • other topics to be announced

Dates and Venue for the 2018 Earth Building Conference:-

The conference is held over 3 days 28, 29, 30 September 2018 at  Bamarang Bush Retreat, which is near Nowra in the Shoalhaven area south of Sydney, in NSW.  Come for one day or 2 days or for all 3 days. Everyone is welcome.

For more information on the 2018 Australian Earth Building Conference, please visit