Bamboo Construction for Masters


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Bamboo grows all around the world and is abundant across Southeast Asia. It is the most sustainable material in the world; also it is affordable, easy to work with and has a very low carbon footprint. It is known to be a material of the people and can be used for basic self-construction projects or multi-storied structures with high engineering precision.

Over the years the Auroville Bamboo Centre has aimed at teaching participants how to become experts at working with Bamboo. We offer basic trainings for beginners and offer advanced courses for professionals and enthusiasts working with Bamboo. Students have built bridges, storerooms, showrooms, workshops, houses, public toilets, domes and many fanciful structures using a variety of techniques which integrate bamboo, steel, jute, lime, and earth as their primary components.

At Bamboo Centre you have an opportunity to work and live in a completely Bamboo styled community, to give you a thorough experience of Bamboo Lyfstyle.

About Workshop:

The Bamboo construction for masters workshop is a 2-week immersive learning experience that offers the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of bamboo construction and sustainable living, while engaging in a unique self-inquiry in the company of an international team of mentors. The Camp takes place in Auroville, a dynamic international community committed to sustainable living, radical experimentation and personal development.


Learning how to use bamboo as a material.

Learning the Tools and Techniques.

Learn different joineries details

Interacting with Technicians and Faculties for Problem Solving.

Learning to work and design with Bamboo.

Complete Hands –On Experience.

Learn and work with people all over the world.

Learn site work set up


Students will receive knowledge and skills as well as awareness of and practice in utilizing technologies that use bamboo, possibly in combination with other materials, and that help to conserve the environment.To become expert craftsman, confident in manifesting your design and ideas using bamboo as a material.


This workshop is for designing students in particular, but also for anyone who would like to know more about bamboo furniture and to try it in practice. Students, Professionals, Artists, Architects, Designers of all fields and Hobbyist are invited. No previous experience required.


The Bamboo construction workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to gain skills and hands-on experience working with bamboo, one of the most eco-friendly building materials, while also exploring various aspects of sustainable living. It is for anyone who is concerned about building a more environmentally sustainable world.

An essential aspect of building a more sustainable world is the quality of the consciousness we bring to it.  Our outer environment – whether built or natural – reflects the state of our inner awareness.


The Bamboo Construction for Masters will take place over 13 days, covering full day intensive sessions offered daily from 9 AM to 5 PM.  The sessions are offered according to area of focus, as follows:


Bamboo is an eco-friendly natural resource known for its rapid growth. As a core component of the Camp, participants will gain the basic knowledge, skills and practice needed for bamboo construction, as well as technologies that use bamboo in combination with other materials.  Sessions include:

  • Theory and practice of working with bamboo
  • Treating bamboo against insects
  • Bamboo carpentry: bending, cutting, joineries, split and weave bamboo
  • Bamboo hands-on construction

After learning basic skills in bamboo technology, participants will help in making a bamboo structure and learn the know-how of building construction.

Overview of the Program

Day 1:

‘Introduction to Bamboo’; the material and its properties,
Its application and matters relating to its use in construction.
Introduction to Tools
Demonstration/Training sessions:
Fish mouth Joinery

Splitting bamboo
Bending-straightening bamboo

Day 2:            

Introduction to traditional joineries

Introduction to Structure Design

Site Visit & Site Preparation

Select Material

Team Building exercise

Start hands-on construction

Day 3:

Work on Structure

Day 4:            

Work on Structure

Day 5:            

Work on Structure

Day 6:

Work on Structure

Day 7:

Work on Structure

Feedback Session

Day 8:

Introduction to Interior Design

Work on Structure

Work on Interiors

Day 9:

Work on structure

Work on Interiors

Day 10:

Introduction to Furniture Design

Work on structure

Work on Interiors

Work on Furniture Designing

Day 11:

Work on structure

Work on Interiors

Work on Furniture Designing

Day 12:

Work on structure

Work on Interiors

Work on Furniture Designing

Day 13:

Completion of Structure

Completion on Interiors

Completion of Furniture

Final Completion

Feedback Session & Certification

Things to bring for the workshop, (Optional)

(If not, will be available at the Bamboo store)

  • Working Gloves;
  • Loose and comfortable clothes for Site Work;
  • Pair of closed shoes or sandals;
  • Air Mask;
  • Ear plugs;
  • A Cap;
  • Eye Protective Goggles;
  • A Book and a Pen


* Also Includes:

*   Workshop, Trainings & Materials

*   Stationery

*   Breakfast & Lunch for 13 days

*   Refreshments during 2 breaks

*   Skill Certificate of Bamboo Craftsmanship

Accommodations:  Will be shared rooms in eco-friendly bamboo cottages, with simple living in nature at the Bamboo Farm. This can be available at an extra cost.

Internet: Basic Internet facilities are available in the above accommodation.

Transportation within Auroville will be by bicycle or motorbike, which is not included in the programme rate. They can be rented at an extra cost.

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The Bamboo Centre, situated in Auroville was started in 2009 with the intention of developing a space for excellence in Bamboo Research. The Bamboo Centre is a training institute dedicated to teaching about Bamboo as a material and various application of Bamboo. We are of firm belief, as Bamboo is the most sustainable material in the world, it can contribute in solving all the major challenges world is facing today, from global warming to Poverty, from housing crisis to energy scarcity, from Healthy food to Healthy products. Bamboo Centre is inviting students from all over the world and offering various types of workshop all year long. At Bamboo Centre it is possible to learn about Bamboo from farm to finishing, everything. And all the workshop modules are designed with complete hands-on training and experience. All Artists, Architects, Designers and Hobbyist are welcome to the Bamboo Centre to find a training that matches their requirement, Details of workshop and registration is available on our website www.aurovillebamboocentre.org


Feb 04 2019 - Feb 16 2019


08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 03 2019 - Feb 16 2019
  • Time: 21:30 - 07:30


Auroville Bamboo centre


Bamboo Centre
0413 262 3394, 0413 262 3806
[email protected]
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