PRACTICAL INFORMATION ON COURSES

Accommodation, meals and facilities:

Access to Iscles is exclusively for 4×4 vehicles prepared to drive in mud, this and the isolated situation mean that the only possibility to attend the courses is to stay and eat in the village itself. For this reason, we offer all-inclusive courses, with accommodation fees and subsistence costs are no included in the course fees. Please consult those on the courses page.

Accommodation can be in the room in the common house, the former village school, which can accommodate about ten people, or in a tepee six metres in diameter, which can accommodate another ten people. If you prefer more privacy, you can pitch your tent in one of the many meadows in the surrounding area. In all cases we have mattresses available for all participants, whether they stay in the house, in the tipi or in private tents.

The meals are home-made in the village, mostly from our own orchard and chicken coops, with organic or quality raw materials. We prepare it with love and dedication, always including a delicious dessert. In principle, the diet is ovo-dairy-vegetarian, and if any meat dishes are prepared, there will always be an alternative for non-meat eaters. In case of vegans or people with special needs, please notify us marking your needs at the registration form

We have a hot shower in the common house and during the hot season an outdoor shower. Dry toileta near the common house and tipi area, as well as a twelve-volt electrical installation suitable for charging mobile devices. We have limited internet access and only a few distant spots (short walk) have mobile coverage

How to get here?

You can get there by car up to two kilometres before Iscles, from a dirt road that leaves Cajigar, where there is a parking area.

For those who do not have a vehicle, we will organise a pick-up in Tolva (Huesca), as it is the nearest village with a main road. There is a daily service of two or three Alsina Graellsbuses coming from Barcelona and stopping in Lleida. For those who come by bla bla car or similar the pick up point will also be Tolva. In any case, we will organise the trips prior to each course, in order to try to optimise the pick ups as much as possible.

The final stretch of road will be done with our 4×4 vehicles, in case you have your own off-road vehicle, please consult beforehand, because depending on the weather the road can be impassable if you are not well prepared.

What to bring?

  • Sleeping bag, pillow and towel
    Work clothes and mountain footwear
  • Protective equipment such as gloves and goggles
  • Swimming trunks and clothes that can get dirty (for construction courses with soil)
  • Rain jacket and warm clothes (it can get chilly in the evenings).
  • Flashlight or headlamp (we don’t have outdoor lighting)
  • All kinds of medicines, toiletries, special foods, tobacco or anything else you need to buy, as there are no shops nearby.
  • Willingness to learn and share

What not to bring?

  • Electrical appliances such as hairdryer, iron, shavers, computers… as we do not have 220V electricity. Mobile phones only
  • Dogs, cats or other pets (We have loose chickens and other dogs here)

Course Calendar 2021

mayo 2021

21may(may 21)09:0023(may 23)17:00Stone construction courseAn approach to the different uses of stone as a building material throughout history.09:00 – 17:00 (23) Tipo de Evento:Construction with stone

24may(may 24)09:0028(may 28)19:00Earth building courseRaw earth as a building material, yesterday and today.09:00 – 19:00 (28) Tipo de Evento:Working with Earth

junio 2021

18jun(jun 18)09:0020(jun 20)17:00Course on medicinal plants and introduction to natural cosmetics09:00 – 17:00 (20) Tipo de Evento:Natural Cosmetics

21jun(jun 21)09:0023(jun 23)17:00Advanced cosmetics courseWe will understand the biodynamics of organic ingredients to create medicinal products of the highest quality.09:00 – 17:00 (23) Tipo de Evento:Natural Cosmetics

julio 2021

05jul(jul 5)09:0009(jul 9)17:00Introduction course to Bio-constructionA comprehensive experience for those who want to get started in the world of bio-construction.09:00 – 17:00 (9) Tipo de Evento:Bioconstruction

20jul(jul 20)09:0022(jul 22)17:00Specialisation course: Earth PlasteringFirst module of the Natural Coatings Monograph at Iscles 202109:00 – 17:00 (22) Tipo de Evento:Bioconstruction

23jul(jul 23)09:0025(jul 25)17:00Lime Mortars and Stuccos CourseSecond module of the Natural Coatings Monograph at Iscles 202109:00 – 17:00 (25) Tipo de Evento:Bioconstruction

26jul(jul 26)09:0028(jul 28)17:00Authentic Tadelakt Course with Paloma FolacheThird module of the Natural Coatings Monograph at Iscles 202109:00 – 17:00 (28) Tipo de Evento:Bioconstruction

29jul01agoSpecialisation course. Stucco finishing techniques with Nuria CasadevallFourth module of the Natural Coatings Monograph at Iscles 2021(julio 29) 09:00 – (agosto 1) 17:00 Tipo de Evento:Bioconstruction

agosto 2021

29jul01agoSpecialisation course. Stucco finishing techniques with Nuria CasadevallFourth module of the Natural Coatings Monograph at Iscles 2021(julio 29) 09:00 – (agosto 1) 17:00 Tipo de Evento:Bioconstruction

20ago(ago 20)09:0022(ago 22)17:00Cosmetics course for a sustainable homeProduction of 100% natural daily cleaning products09:00 – 17:00 (22) Tipo de Evento:Sustainable Household

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