The main mission and goal of the conference is to bring recent information and experience in natural building and related topics - permaculture, saving technologies, ecological construction materials,off-grid systems, natural playgrounds, community cooperation. The whole conference will be translated into English.
Civil Society Organization Baobaby would like to invite all the people interested in natural building, saving technologies, natural building materials, permaculture design, holistic and community ways of living, organic architecture and self-help building to the fifth volume of The Natural Home Conference 2018, held in KZ Domovina from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March 2018.
If your desire is to live healthily and you want to use the natural building materials and designs; you are interested in sustainable ways of living; you are planning to rebuild your house or simply you want to create a playground for your children, then you can acquire a lot of valuable information, practical advice, experience and interesting ideas directly from the natural building specialists.
Several foreign experts will also perform in this year. You can see here program.
More over, you can look forward for many experts from the Czech republic, Iran, Slovakia and USA with long-time experience.
The Conference will be interpreted into English language.
The whole programme is designed to provide the inspiration and information to both laics and experts. Apart from the basic principles of natural building, we will also be concerned with the constructional systems and trends in building of houses made of straw, clay or hemp. Additionally, you will have an opportunity to gain further information about the clay plasters, children ́s playgrounds, natural building materials and their processing. Besides above-mentioned, many other topics will be discussed.
The meeting and the interaction of the participants together with establishing new relationships represent very significant part of the conference. For those reasons there will be chill-out zones, where all participants will have a chance to meet and get to know each other and to have some refreshments as well. The KZ Domovina club itself has a very friendly environment supporting the communication. Meeting new like-minded people and sharing ideas represent, according to the opinions of last year ́s participants, the significant benefits of the conference.
The KZ Domovina´s interior is very diverse. A part from a huge lecture hall, there is an outside terrace and a bar too. Moreover, there are other rooms where, for example, the market of environmental friendly companies will take place and associations, participating in the conference, will be presenting their activities and visions. So you can buy different kinds of handcrafted items, healthy food or works of art there but also find out a lot of useful information
The last year ́s conference was very successful. Nearly 500 enthusiastic people were participating in it. This year, we hope it will be even better. If you would like to support us, please share the invitation with your friends.
He is one of the leading experts at low-energy houses of natural materials in Czech republic. He offers counseling. He designs project documentations for construction and its realization, he also coordinates the project professions. He is a lecturer and his workshops and lectures are mainly focused on straw bale insulation and local clay plasters.» more information
A lecturer and practician focusing on building of straw and clay. A person who helps with self-help buildings. A permaculturist perceiving the world from the perspective of flows of energy, thoughts and feelings. He works with houses as a beings and thus also approaches them. “For you it’s future, perhaps expenses and worries. For me, it’s a soul that I help build.”» more information
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Na Maninách 1525/32a
170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice
You can find KZ Domovina 100 metres from Maniny tram station in Holešovice.
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Dear friends, know then it is possible! It is not just a dream anymore. It is a reality. There are so many of us – culturally creative individuals or rather a “tribe” of active, fascinated and enthusiastic people, yearning to live a different life. I was deeply moved by seeing a mass of beautiful people and the conference made me sure that a “new age” is already here. There were an infinite number of wonderful project ideas, intentions and visions. I am sincerely grateful that I could be a part of the whole project and I want to express my thanks and appreciation to the organisers (Baobaby). It was very valuable experience for me and I am curious how many beautiful projects will be realized in our country with a contribution of these people. Read more »
Interest in the conference was unprecedented. Enthusiasm of both participants and lecturers was impressive. The lectures attendance was very high already before the noon and the audience were engrossed in the discussed topics and asked inquiring questions. Lectures were listened to very attentively because they were immensely inspiring and engaging. Some of them were also very sophisticated, like the one by David Eyer. A topic shifting was well-organized and within three days we were able to go through many issues in the field of healthy life style and housing. It was a challenging weekend full of new information and ideas, theoretical knowledge but also practice examples and all of the participant´s interests were met. The self-sufficiency, sustainability, nature, health and respect were discussed in all aspects. Shortly, we don´t need any more convictions. Nowadays we already know that we simply want to live healthily. Free counselling service, where you had an opportunity to discuss your own natural building projects or ideas, was also part of the conference.
„I was fascinated by the KZ Domovina´s environment. I think it was a perfect venue for the conference. Its environment encouraged people to communicate and to make new contacts, which represent the integral part of every conference. I appreciated that the two areas were not strictly separated – the hall, where all the lectures took venue, and for example the vestibule, used for communication with other people. At first I thought that the speaking people could disturb the other participants during the lectures. However, it was not true. So it was possible to talk with other people and at the same time to know which lecture is on the programme and whether it is interesting for me or not. It was simply brilliant. Even though I have participated at many conferences, I have never experienced anything like this before. Moreover, I liked the varied group of lecturers in the conference. The excursion to EarthShip was awesome as well, including the critical view of our guide (one of the implementers). Katka Šmardová“Katka Šmardová
„I raised a few questions about the plan of our house and all of them were answered. I also met there my friends there, so it was nice to talk with them about interesting topics. What was really remarkable for me was the fact that we had also discussed many issues which were not so pleasant or exhilarating. However, no one was spreading negativity or panic. All of the three days symbolized examples of positive thinking in practice for me. It is awesome to experience it and also to spread it. The spirit of the conference was very inspiring for me. “Lukáš Gavlovský
What is the difference between participating in a conference and reading the articles, blog on permaculture, natural building, organic houses? Main difference is, that during these three days you will see and hear 12 speakers, who you might never see under one roof again. You will have opportunity not only to enrich your knowledge by listening and watching the presentations, but also by talking to other participants and speakers. You will gain new useful contacts and enjoy unforgettable atmosphere of a conference, which is of the top natural building conferences in Central Europe.Read more »
Viktor Karlík from Baobaby z.s. did a great job in choosing speakers and thanks to his hard work we will be able to see big names of natural building community. You can look forward to see Sun Ray Kelley and his fairytale houses and Nitzan Iserovitch and his artworks made of clay. Skillful Czech and Slovak builders will also be presenting their work. For example - the stove builder Honza Křivonožka, who was awarded a prize for best tradesman of the year 2017 and construction engineer Dan Grmela, who has already built around 40 low energy houses in Czech republic any many other talented people.
Kde jinde chcete hledat inspiraci na stavbu svého nízkoenergetického obydlí pokud ne tady? Nerozmýšlejte - lepší místo neexistuje. Kromě vystoupení rečníků uvidíte i prezentace firem, které se věnují realizaci přírodních staveb nebo přináší ekologické a šetrné řešení pro lidi, kterým záleží na zdravém životním prostředí.
Conference take place from friday 9th March to Sunday 11th March 2018. It will start on Friday 9th March at 7:00pm. The conference will be opened by nobody else, but Sun Ray Kelley himself. You can’t pass this! Friday’s program will end at 10:30pm, when the afterparty will take place. We will continue on Saturday, which will be full of presentations. Don’t be afraid food and water will be available for you, we know that in order to learn something, you have to be well fed :)
Our aim in 2018, same as in years before, is to bring new information and trends from the area of natural building and to open a discussion about ecological building materials, saving technologies and community work. We believe in solutions, that will allow us to live healthy, comfortable in accordance with nature and natural ecosystems.
By participating you will not only widen your knowledge, but also you will support people, who work hard to bring all speakers to Prague.
We are looking forward to see you all!
We recomend to attend the whole conference, which is organized to provde complex information about the topic.
Do not hesitate to write us your questions about The Natural Home Conference 2018.