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July 3 - 29, 2023 in Austria, Europe

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The Biotonomy Academy in Austria is an intensive four-week program that offers a hands-on, step-by-step program on how to build autonomous buildings with Nature Based Solutions. Led by builders, engineers, and architects with decades of experience - the program provides practical  & groundbreaking solutions that have helped thousands of people to build their own Autonomous Buildings. The program is designed for

ordinary people independently of their background or experience, Industry professionals that want to position themselves at the forefront of innovation, and students looking to start a career in sustainable development.

A Life Changing Experience

A hands-on step by step program of how to build Autonomous buildings


To ensure a high-quality learning experience, we limit the number of participants for this project; we have reserved only 20 spots, so don't miss out on this opportunity and secure your spot today!

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Architecture Design

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Master Classes


Construction Techniques

Participate in building an Autonomous building built from the ground up

You will participate in building an Autonomous building built from the ground up in just 30 Days. The building will be used as an Educational Center for Permaculture. The design is inspired by an Earthship Global model but adapted to the Austrian climate, culture, and resources.  The Building is designed to be autonomous (self-sufficient) in terms of heating, cooling, water, electricity, waste-water management, and food production. We will be using a combination of both natural and recycled materials for building the structure.

Learning Objectives 

  • Learn how to heat and cool buildings 100% naturally, without using any electrical or mechanical components

  • Understand how to design and install a natural air conditioning system that consumes zero energy.

  • Discover methods to produce clean drinkable water with rain and snow harvesting system

  • Learn about Biological waste-water treatment and how to design & implement a system that reuses 100% of the waste water.

  • Understand how to create a circular water-recycling system that reduces the water consumption with 75 %.

  • Discover ways to create an automated, eco-friendly, and year-round food production system.

  • Learn about green roofs and facades and how to incorporate them into building design to improve energy efficiency.

  • Gain knowledge on how to build with natural and recycled materials, including how to select and use materials that are eco-friendly

  • Gain knowledge on how to incorporate solar power for electricity and hot water, including how to design and install solar panels and water heaters.

  • Learn Permaculture design principles and experience them firsthand on a Permaculture site.

The Land & Location

The building will be built on a 5-hectare permaculture farm that sits 700 meters above sea level. The land has been transformed from an abandoned farm into a beautiful permaculture farm in just a few years. The farm is located just 10 minutes from Feldkirchen in Carinthia, on the south side of Wachsenberg in Austria. Wachsenberg is a beautiful village situated in the south of Austria, surrounded by lush green hills and magnificent mountains. The village is known for its picturesque landscape, fresh air, and tranquil ambiance, making it a perfect destination for nature lovers and those seeking some peace and quiet. You will have the opportunity to enjoy some traditional cuisine, marvel at the breathtaking landscapes, and immerse yourself in the historic towns and traditional architecture. 


Stunning Nature

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Breathtaking lakes


Traditional Architecture


Accommodation is included in the price, and is located just a 15-minute walk away from the construction site. The student accommodation is situated in a calm and beautiful location surrounded by nature. The building is designed with traditional Austrian architecture and was previously served as a school. Accommodation arrangements will comprise of shared rooms. You will need to bring your own portable/air mattress & sleeping bag. For those interested in private accommodation, camping on the permaculture farm will also be an option. The student accommodation also includes showers and WC.

Food & Diets

Food & Diets

The price includes three meals a day - breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can choose between vegetarian, vegan, or meat options based on your preference. If you have any food allergies or special dietary needs, please let us know when filling out the sign-up form. We'll make sure to prepare meals that meet your needs so that you can enjoy your stay without any worries.


Klagenfurt Airport is the nearest Airport to Feldkirchen (where the Academy will take place). Alternatively, fly to Ljubljana or Vienna international airport. From there, you can take public transportation to Feldkirchen or Klagenfurt. If flying into Vienna, it takes about 3,5 hours by car or take a train to St. Veit an der Glan and then a regional bus or train connection to Feldkirchen in 20 min. Pickups will be arranged from the airport, bus & train stations for all students.

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Would you like to learn more about the different classes this Academy session offers? Then please download the curriculum and get detailed information about the courses, modules, and exercises that this 4-week program includes.



Daniela Elster Rifo
Journalist - Chile


When I did my academy, my motivation was to learn how to build in a way that creates harmony with nature. I wanted to see for myself that it is really possible to change our system. The academy exceeded my expectations. Not only do you get to learn the techniques firsthand, but you find an amazing group of people who share your values and dreams, and many become friends for life! I have done similar courses in construction but I think the big difference is that Biotonomy transforms the training program into an unforgettable experience. For this academy, you don't need to have any previous knowledge, they guide you through the whole process. 



Omar Ali
Architect - Lebanon


As an Architect, I thought I had a good understanding of sustainability in construction, but the Biotonomy Academy program took my knowledge to the next level. The combination of practical skills and theoretical knowledge has equipped me with the tools to design and build autonomous buildings with Nature Based Solutions. I feel much more confident to incorporate NBS in my upcoming projects and grateful for the transformative experience the Biotonomy Academy has provided me.



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Want to make sure the Academy is right for you? We offer free video calls to provide you with customized information. Our instructors have decades of experience teaching people worldwide and are passionate about sharing their expertise with you. They can help you understand the concepts covered in the program, answer any questions you may have, and provide personalized advice based on your unique situation and goals.

To book a call, send an email to requesting a video call.



"Top 20 innovative solutions for addressing the sustainable development goals"


"Innovative Nature Based Design principles for buildings and cities to make them more sustainable"


First st prize winners by the largest European research and innovation program

Tuition fee 

The total cost of the Academy is 2260 Euros, which covers accommodation and three meals per day for four weeks. To secure your spot, a deposit of 500 Euros is required upon registration. Once you sign up, an invoice for the deposit will be sent to you. The remaining balance of 1760 Euros must be paid 6 weeks before the Academy starts, and we will provide you with an invoice for that as well. 

Our program is filling up quickly, so don't miss your chance to join

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To ensure a high-quality learning experience, we limit the number of participants only 20 spots, and now we only have a few spots left, so act fast and don't miss this life changing opportunity!


To better assist you with any inquiries or concerns, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) - Click here to read the FAQ

If you still would have any questions regarding the academy, please do not hesitate to contact us at Our team is available to provide you with all the information you need and assist you throughout the enrollment process. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Florencia Maciel
Student coordinator 

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