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Costa Rica - Bamboo Outdoor Classroom - 2006/03

Marisha Farnsworth took a trip to Costra Rica to help build some bamboo structures.

"We built these two structures in a period of six days at the Costa Rica campus of Pitzer college, the 145 acre Firestone Center for Restoration Ecology. All the bamboo used for the structures was harvested from the plantation at Firestone and treated on-site with a borax solution. We used guadua and asper poles 6" in diameter; one pole took two people to lift."

The outdoor classroom was designed by Darrel DeBoer. Imagine it without the vertical poles which are bracing the structure while the concrete in the foundations and internodes sets."

For more information, contact Marisha Farnsworth at marisha@naturalbuildersworkshop.com.