Building with earth, straw and wood

In a world where fossil fuels-based heating/cooling has become the norm, where local-sourced natural materials are neglected and where quality workmanship gives way to cheap prefabricated structures, Kolûba wants to make a statement and show that other options are to be found right under our feet.

Earth, straw and wood combine in our projects to move beyond shelter and reconnect with what houses should be: a refuge where one may find peace and comfort.

In a world where fossil fuels-based heating/cooling has become the norm, where local-sourced natural materials are neglected and where quality workmanship gives way to cheap prefabricated structures, Kolûba wants to make a statement and show that other options are to be found right under our feet.

Earth, straw and wood combine in our projects to move beyond shelter and reconnect with what houses should be: a refuge where one may find peace and comfort.

“Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.”

Johannes Brahms

“Adopt the pace of nature,
her secret is patience”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Volunteering

Our approach to volunteering goes beyond having people come work for us for free. We are looking for passionate people who really want to learn the skills and perhaps get seriously into alternative building. Each member of the Koluba team started off as a volunteer and gradually earned experience this way. To sum it up, we see volunteering as a form of aprenticeship.

We are looking for volunteers available between June and November 2020.

Volunteering

Our approach to volunteering goes beyond having people come work for us for free. We are looking for passionate people who really want to learn the skills and perhaps get seriously into alternative building. Each member of the Koluba team started off as a volunteer and gradually earned experience this way. To sum it up, we see volunteering as a form of aprenticeship.

We are looking for volunteers available between June and November 2020.