Join a two-part bioconstruction course led by Canya Viva. Unleash your potential as a sustainable architect, designer or builder. Discover the beauty and strength of Mediterranean cane and explore the art of grass thatching techniques in the heart of Ibiza.

No previous experience required, all skillsets welcome. Together, let's shape a greener and more sustainable future, one organic structure at a time!

Starting Monday 8 April

Structural Cane Course

€450,00 - €850,00

Introductory Course - 2 weeks (FULL)

The introductory course offers an initiation to the entire CanyaViva Method, encompassing all processes from harvesting the cane to assembling the arch.

Includes 1 presentation and 2 theoretical classes.

Practical Course - 4 weeks

This course will focus on hands-on practice, where participants will engage in manufacturing processes for different arches and assemble nerves to create a complete structure ready for covering.

Includes 1 presentation and 3 theoretical classes.

Full Course - 6 weeks

Participants who choose to complete the 6 weeks will gain hands-on experience, engaging in the manufacturing processes for different arches and assembling nerves to create a complete structure ready for covering.

Includes 1 presentation and 4 theoretical classes.

All courses start on the same date to ensure all participants get an introduction to the CanyaViva method at the start of the course.

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Starting Monday 20 May

Grass Roof Thatching Course

€450,00 - €850,00

Introductory Course - 2 weeks

This course provides an introduction to the properties and applications of the grass and preparation techniques for thatching.

Full Course - 6 weeks

For those wanting to put those techniques into practice, we recommend joining us for the full 6-week course. Participants will gain hands-on experience adding the thatching to a previously constructed cane structure.

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  • Step 1. Select your course

    Read through the information above on each course and choose the one that best fits your interests and schedule. Please ensure you have a clear understanding of what each course consists of and the requirements for participation before continuing on to the next step.

  • Step 2. Register your interest

    Once you've familiarised yourself with the course content and feel confident this is the right activity for you, please fill out the pre-registration form. We'll review your responses and get in touch with you shortly.

  • Step 3. Get ready to create

    You'll find a list of recommendations for what to bring along with you in the FAQs below. Please remember that you will mostly be working outdoors so you will need to bring appropriate gear for sun protection and work attire.


Course Information

Course prices

Structural Cane Course

  • Introductory 2-week course: € 450.00 (€ 100 deposit + 21% VAT + € 350 cash)
  • Practical 4-week course: € 650.00 (€ 200 deposit + 21% VAT + € 408 cash)
  • Full 6-week course: € 850.00 (€ 300 deposit + 21% VAT + € 550 cash)

Grass Roof Thatching Course

  • Introductory 2-week course: € 450.00 (€ 100 deposit + 21% VAT + € 350 cash)
  • Full 6-week course: € 850.00 (€ 300 deposit + 21% VAT + € 550 cash)

Special Offers (Accumulative)

  • University Students: € -200

If you're a local Ibicenco or unable to afford the full cost of the course please email to enquire for scholarship places:

What's included

Lunch will be provided on site Monday-Friday. We aim to offer healthy and varied meals with ingredients mostly sourced fresh from the farm. Please let us know ahead of time if you have any dietary restrictions.

We are organising transport to and from the course for those staying at our partner campsite. Please let us know if you require this service so we can work out accurate numbers. 

Accommodation Options

Participants who need accommodation for the duration of the course can opt to stay at a campsite nearby, where they'll find a range of accommodations available, from tents to bungalows, at a discounted price.

For more information, please get in touch with as soon as possible.

What to bring

Please remember that all courses will be held outdoors, so it's important to come prepared for the hot Ibiza summers. Additionally, some courses will involve hands-on construction work, requiring specific gear.

Here is a list of suggestions for what to bring with you:

  • Boots, trousers, long-sleeved shirt and strong work gloves (harvest)
  • Closed footwear (NOT sandals) and thin gloves (course)
  • Sunhat (essential)
  • Water bottle
  • Penknife (if possible with pliers)
  • Flashlight
  • Notepad and pen/pencil


The course will be taught primarily in English but Spanish translation will be available for those who need it.


The course will be run at Juntos Farm. Directions will be sent if your application is approved.