Building Straw Gables & more! Inverness, Scotland

5 day Course: 8 to 12 July  2019 

This course follows on from the wall building of the previous week. It’s a unique opportunity to understand how to lower a roof onto loadbearing straw, learn how to build straw bale gables on a loadbearing straw house, preparing straw for plastering, how to add windows and how to clad gables with timber. Learning will include shaping bales to the correct angles (advanced straw bale building!), how and where to add battens suitable for the cladding,  timber cladding. So a mixture of excitements doing straw work and timber work – what’s not to like!

This is a 1.5 storey strawbale home in the Scottish highlands. With beautiful views into Glen Affric’s wild mountains, it’s a bonny spot!


Rae Parkinson will be teaching on this course. With many years of experience and an outstanding reputation in the field of natural building, Rae ensures course participants have a fun, value packed time.




We will work from 8.45 until 17.00 each day. It is very important that everyone arrives on time, as a major part of the way we work is to begin and end each day together as a group.  You will need to arrive by 8.45 am at the latest.




A vegetarian lunch, hot drinks and refreshments are included as part of the course fee.

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