International Learning Adventures

Upcoming learning adventure programs offered by Earth Knack: Dates to be announced. Trips will be organized based on responses. Please email us or respond to our Facebook advertisement if you are interested. Let us know which program interests you most.

Bio Construction / Natural Building Workshop in Mexico!

A New Earth Knack International Learning Adventure  November 2022

8 days  November 7 – 14 (Monday – Monday)  limit: 15 students

Join us in Ajusco , Mexico for this adventurous offering.  Hands on learning from foundation to roof! Use naturally sourced local materials and earth centered design concepts. Be part of the building team and learn how to create an affordable, natural home.  You will learn traditional, long lasting building methods, wall and floor adobe recipes, efficient and affordable processes of

construction, alternative home energy choices, repurposing of recycled materials, how to create a living roof, and so much more. Breakfasts and dinners will be provided each day.  We will be hosted on Giselle Beltan’s Rancho El Aile, a historic family therapeutic horse ranch on the outer southern edge of Mexico City at 9,000 feet. Volcanic Pico de Aguila Mountain towers 15,100 above, ready for the adventurous climbers. Horseback riding through the colorful village of Ajusco and the surrounding woodlands that skirt the mountain are available. A lively, bustling market is just down the road, offering an amazing variety of produce and supplies.

$495  breakfast and dinner meals, camping, classes, materials, and bath facilities.

Transportation from (Nov. 6th by  2pm) and return (Nov 15)  to Benito Juarez International Airport provided for additional shuttle and driver costs

Cambodian International Learning Adventure

$100 daily includes all lodging, meals, in-country transportation and learning activities. Participants are responsible for their own plane tickets. This learning adventure focuses on traditional fiber weaving, medicinal plants, Cambodian and Thai cooking techniques and sustainable agriculture. A visit to the 10,000 year old temple of Angkor Wat and the healing waters of Koulen Mountain will be arranged. Our host family has a modern, sustainable homestead in Siemreap where we will spend our first few nights. Then we will travel to Samrong village, a more traditional setting , where we will reside most of our trip, shopping with our host for our daily food in the village market and participating in the majority of our traditional living skills classes. This program has a limit of 10 participants. Make your plans and register soon. All applications and registration fees are due July 1st.

Xilitla Mexico – This program will take place in the beautiful Sierra Gorda Biosphere. Regional cooking, Medicinal Plants, and the Cowboy art of cattle driving will be our learning curriculum. A trip to La Cueva de los Goldrinos (The famous Cave of the Swallows) and many other excursions to beautiful areas make this an adventure not to be missed.

Amish Living Immersion – A unique opportunity to experience a simpler way of living. Spend time on an Amish farm in Missouri learning the crafts and work ways of our host family. You will learn non-mechanized farming, horse-cart driving, the ins and outs of a horse-powered wood shop, and delicious old-style baking techniques. This is a rare opportunity. Don’t miss it!

Past International Trips with Earth Knack. View videos and photos below.


Primitive living skills for the 21st century