Design + Build Workshop, Cambodia, 2014

We have a number of sustainable design and build projects in Cambodia in 2014. From health centres, schools, wildlife conservation and low cost housing. We are offering a hands on participatory workshop where volunteers will gain experience in sustainable building techniques and understand more about humanitarian design while building worthwhile projects that will have a huge benefit to the local community and local wildlife. Due to the fact we will have a number of projects on the ground volunteers will gain an insight into a number of building techniques and architectural styles.

What will we learn?

The details of the build will depend on the design that is chosen by the community. The sooner people sign up the more chance there is to be involved in the design process as well as the build component.

This is a hands on course working with others to learn on-site skills such as site management and material procurement. Volunteers will also see first-hand how we promote and work with local communities taking on traditional skills and a host of other sustainable building techniques.


Design component: On going from Sept - After you pay the deposit we will send you a pack detailing the project brief, maps and further site information. We welcome people to get as involved as they can with the project but appreciate that peoples time constraints and work commitments may be different.

Build Workshop: November Sat 15th - Sat 29th


We will be organising accommodation in Cambodia. For the break in the middle of the fortnight long workshop we will arrange accommodation in Siem Reap close to Ankor Wat. This will allow participants to explore the ancient temples during their weekend break.

How to get here/there:

Flights to Phnom Penh can be found from most cities worldwide. Check prices on skyscanner for best deals. You may also find it cheaper to get a flight to Bangkok and make a land crossing into Cambodia (although this will take significantly longer it may be more fun!)

Cost:The required donation for the workshop is £1200 (£400 deposit to be paid immediately after you have been accepted to the workshop. The remainder of the donation is to be paid 1 month before the start of your volunteer workshop placement.) 

Please note due to the charitable nature of the work we do encourage people to fundraise the costs. Check here for fun fundraising ideas! If you are from the UK you can add gift aid to your donation.

The donation includes:

Please note the donation does not include the cost of flights, insurance or visas although we are happy to supply information on request. 

Number of places: There are a limited number of places on this course so please do act fast to avoid disappointment.

How to apply: Email info@buildingtrustinternational.org and we will send you an info pack and payment details for the £400 holding deposit.

This is your chance to learn new skills, meet fantastic people doing something truly worthwhile whilst creating some wonderful buildings in an amazing location. We can't wait to welcome you on board!









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