|Theoretical – Preparing to Build with Bales||Tod College, West Yorkshire||22 September 2023||£75||Full info here|
|Theoretical – Designing your Straw Bale Building||Tod College, West Yorkshire||23 September 2023||£75||Full info here|
|Theoretical – Technical Details||Tod College, West Yorkshire||6 October 2023||£75||Full info here|
|Theoretical – Natural Plasters||Tod College, West Yorkshire||7 October 2023||£75||Full info here|
|Practical – Straw Bale Building||Hounslow, West London||2 – 6 October 2023||£200||Full info here|
|Practical – Straw Bale Building||Hounslow, West London||9 – 13 October 2023||£200||Full info here|
|Practical – Clay Plastering||Selkirk, Scotland||16 – 20 October||£200||Full info here|
|Practical – Lime Plastering||Hounslow, West London||30 October – 3 November||£200||Full info here|
|Practical – Lime Plastering||Hounslow, West London||6 – 10 November||£200||Full info here|
|Practical – Clay Plastering||Hounslow, West London||30 October – 3 November||£200||Full info here|
|Practical – Clay Plastering||Hounslow, West London||13 – 17 November||£200||Full info here|
Some courses may be advertised at short notice because we work with self-builders who may not be able to give a long lead-in time. We will advise all trainees of course dates by email as they are confirmed.
For even more inspiration and information, check out Barbara’s book. Our self builders, and the architects we advise, all say this book is invaluable as a resource to understand how to build with straw. It covers the whole building process from foundations to internal plastering. Barbara has been designing and building with straw for 25 years – this book is a distillation of all her knowledge and experience. Originally published in 2002 it has never been out of print – revised in 2009 and 2015, the last revision taking in details of how to compress straw walls and how to build the roof first when doing load-bearing buildings.