Courses

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 courses by email as they are finalised.

COURSE DATE BOOKING
Theory Course – Preparing to Build with Bales (Todmorden) 12 November 2021

28 January 2022

BOOK HERE
Theory Course – Design your Straw Bale Building (Todmorden) 13 November 2021

29 January 2022

BOOK HERE
Theory Course – Prefabricated Straw Panels (online) 16 Nov 2021

19 Jan 2022

BOOK HERE
Theory Course – Breathable Walls (online) 17 Nov 2021

18 Jan 2022

BOOK HERE
Theory Course – Cement Free Foundations (online) 23 Nov 2021

1 Feb 2022

BOOK HERE
Theory Course – Technical Details (Todmorden) 26 November 2021

11 February 2022

BOOK HERE
Theory Course – Natural Plasters (Todmorden) 27 November 2021

12 February 2022

BOOK HERE
1-day Practical Intro to Straw Bale Building (Todmorden) TBC COMING SOON
1-day Practical Intro to Clay and Lime Plastering (Todmorden) TBC COMING SOON
Carpentry for Women (Todmorden) 13 January

20 January

27 January

3 February

17 February

COMING SOON
Theory Course – Car Tyre Foundations (Todmorden) 16 February COMING SOON

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.