The majority of the buildings on the land were created by the previous owners – Mira and Hamid. These structures were hand built and crafted by Hamid using mainly wood. Each of our buildings has its own rainwater harvesting system.
All the structures that we are building and will build in the future will be done using natural materials – predominantly locally sourced wood from the invasive trees such as Wattle, Blue Gum and Pine from the land and surrounding area. We are also exploring the use sustainable natural building techniques such as cob & daub. Our Food Garden frame and cover was built using Wattle and Blue Gum from the land and baboon-secured with jackal-fencing.
We are planning to host natural building courses on the land as well as exchange programs where people can come to learn and experience the process of building in a more sustainable harmonious way. Nixiwaka has many years of experience in building with wattle & daub from building his previous healing centre’s accommodation huts and ceremonial Opá.
We have hosted one successful natural building exchange program where the participants assisted with clearing the land, collecting the natural building materials and putting up the basic frame for the Opá Temple.