3-Month PDC & Eco-building Plus

(PDC) Permaculture Design Course
Summary information

Learn how to build your own natural cob house and create an organic vegetable garden using permaculture principles.

This unique 12 week course consists of an accredited permaculture design course complimented by additional classroom time on topics such as syntropic gardening and holistic management. This will be combined with a simultaneous practical course in eco-building which will teach you the skills to build a small cob house from the ground up using organic, materials.

By the end of the course you will be certified in Permaculture Design by the Permaculture Association UK.

Sleep in an eco house:
Once a derelict swimming pool, Casa Azul has been transformed into a sustainable eco-build with four separate bedrooms (two people per room), a cosy communal living space, living roof planted with succulents and eco showers set within organic olive groves.

120 hours of classes:
To compliment your time in the garden and eco-building, you will receive daily classroom time where you will learn the theory behind the practical.

240 hours of gardening:
Gain hands-on experience growing food and flowers in a Mediterranean climate following permaculture principles - skills which can be adapted and applied anywhere from an urban garden to a small holding.

3 touristic excursions:
Enjoy trips to local beauty spots such as a walk along the El Bosque River with its hidden crystal clear rock pools; a scenic hike up a well preserved Roman road from Ubrique to Benaocaz and a visit to Grazalema, a traditional Andalusian white washed village nestled in the beautiful Grazalema National Park.

3 visits to local eco-projects:
Build your network and gain ideas with informative and educational visits to inspiring regenerative projects in the area which are making a difference at a grassroots level.

...and enjoy our daily yoga practice plus world-class vegetarian food while being here.


Booking and further information
Telephone number: 
Pago del Pagarete, Cortijo La Fabrica, 11650 Villamartín, Cádiz, Spain
3900€ (early bird until 15th November: 3500€)
Contact name: 
Jacob Evans
Dates and times
More dates and times information: 
12th September to 5th December 2020
4 January 2020 to 28 March 2020
4 April 2020 to 27 June 2020
Venue information

Suryalila is a beautiful old renovated olive farm consisting of eight houses that form the cortijo, on 45 acres of land and is still a working olive farm with 350 olive trees.

Suryalila is nestled serenely in a large open valley in the foothills of the Sierra de Grazelema. This majestic mountain range can be seen looming large on the horizon behind Suryalila. A striking part of the natural beauty of the property is the breathtaking vista of rolling hills, fields of sunflowers, and lakes.

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