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.

Practical Clay Plastering Course on EcoCocon Straw Panel House – Anglesey, Wales 10 – 14 August 2022 BOOK HERE
Practical Straw Bale Building – Selkirk, Scotland 31 August – 4 September 2022 BOOK HERE
Practical Straw Bale Building – Kent TBC COMING SOON


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 loadbearing buildings.