All Our Online Courses

We’ve gone online! Using Zoom, digital resources and interactive discussions, we’ve created live, online versions of our ever popular programme of Natural Building Courses and we’ve introduced some brand new specialist courses. We will be delivering some courses over 2 mornings because we’ve found this shorter format is much more effective online. We look forward to seeing you soon.



Designing Your Straw Bale Building 29 & 30 January: 10am-12.30pm BOOK NOW
Prefabricated Straw Panels 2 February: 11am-1pm BOOK NOW
Understanding Technical Details 12 & 13 February: 10am-12.30pm BOOK NOW
Breathable Walls with Straw 16 February: 11am-12 noon BOOK NOW
Natural Plasters & Renders 1 & 2 March: 10am-12.30pm BOOK NOW


For even more inspiration and information, go to 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 loadbearing buildings.