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 evenings because we’ve found this shorter format is much more effective online. We’re occasionally in a position to offer a bursary for our online courses to people in receipt of Universal Credit. Please contact for more details.


Technical Details 20 & 21 April: 6.00 – 8.30pm BOOK NOW
Using Natural Plasters & Renders 27 & 28 April: 6.00 – 8.30pm BOOK NOW
Prefabricated EcoCocon Straw Panels 12 May: 11am – 1pm 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.