Holistic Regeneration


Natural building course, 19th August - 2nd September 2017, Tirtah Quddus Farm, malaysia

Tirtah Quddus Farm, is excited to invite you on a two week hands on learning experience, introducing the timeless techniques of natural building to build a Two Storey Roundhouse.

This is a great opportunity to learn a number of different natural building techniques as this will be a hybrid of Timber frame, Wattle and Cob/Daub , Earthbag, and Adobe.




What is Natural Building?

Natural building is so much more than just building with natural materials; it is about reconnecting with our ancestral roots and our natural environment. It’s about building beautiful, durable, healthy and spiritually uplifting buildings as well as building relationships with people and the planet along the way. It’s about observing and respecting the world around us, consciously using local, renewable and sustainable materials to creating buildings that work in harmony with our mind, body and soul, and the environment it inhabits.

What will you learn?

This course will mostly be a practical hands on learning experience; you will be connecting with the earth and building with mud from day one.

You will learn how to;

  • Test clay sub-soils and use the results to create the perfect earth mix

  • Make and build using adobe, wattle and cob/daub and earthbags

  • Mix and apply natural plasters and paints

  • Earthen floors

  • Arched doors


We will integrate theory sessions throughout the course along with presentations and documentaries in the evenings.

Course instructors:

Ben Murray

Ben is an Ecological designer, consultant and teacher with a background in organic and biodynamic gardening / agriculture, natural building, horticulture & landscape architecture. Ben is the founder of Holistic Regeneration, has 20 years experience in the realm of Horticulture and has been consulting, practicing and teaching permaculture, organic gardening and natural building for almost 10 years in England, Thailand, China, Kenya and India and is currently working as an itinerant trainer of transformational and empowering workshops and courses.

A great lover of the natural world and deep ecology; Ben is often heard expressing his gratitude and deep appreciation for his "thousands of Gurus", which he sees as the multitudes of beings; Plants and animals which he loves to observe and which help to give him insight and inspiration in his daily work.

He loves community living, natural building and is most often to be found with his hands in the earth working in the plant realm. Ben is passionate about applying permaculture design to every element of life and believes in being the change we wish to see in the world.

Sam Trousdale

Sam has been studying, practising and teaching permaculture since his first exposure to it at La Courdemiere in France in 2007. It was at this time that he first began building with natural materials by helping to renovate an old stone house with stone and lime. Straight away he was struck by how simple it is to create strong, healthy, beautiful, and cheap, houses. He was both inspired and empowered by this realisation, which he now loves to share and see in others. Since then he has constructed natural buildings made of cob, adobe, super adobe, earthbag, straw bail, timber, cord wood, and a couple of yurts. He has practised natural building in many parts of Europe and Asia across different climatic zones and conditions. He also likes to build pizza ovens and thermal mass heaters using the exact same principals and materials used in house construction.


Tirtah Quddus Farm is located in the beautiful tropical Rainforest of Pahang, central Malaysia, only about 30 mins drive away from Kuala Lumpur.

To register for the workshop

For more information or to sign up for the course contact Saif: saifadzly@gmail.com or Amad: ahmad.abas@gmail.com or Ben: holisticregeneration@gmail.com

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The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper
— W.B. Yeats