Natural Building Workshops 2019 & 2020

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England

These workshops are held in beautiful rural locations and mostly taught by Architect and Earthbag book author Paulina Wojciechowska.

 

  • Designing your Natural Home – £195/person .  You can set your own dates, (if you are a group of 2-4 persons we can agree on dates that suit you.)
    This is a fun weekend of  learning how to progress your ideas into a real design, including the construction of a small straw clay model.  The weekend will also include lectures and design – (minimum 2 persons, limited to 4 people).  Basic accomodation (a matress in a shared room) is available for £10/night, or B&B in the village.      Location: in Forest Row, East Sussex, near Gatwick, UK.
  • 18-26 June 2019 – Earthbag Dome Workshop
    An eight day workshop where you will get to build and start to plaster a complete earthbag dome with 3 ..! vaulted arches, which will later be used as a bathroom dome with two hot tubs… to be followed by the plastering workshop below….
  • Cost £375
  • 29 June – 4 July 2019 Decorative Clay Plastering Workshop
    Come and practice how to make your dream natural home look stunning with beautiful natural colours using a wide range of clay plaster, paint and carving techniques.      
  • Cost: £235,
  • for the Strawbale Workshop in Poland 3-7 July 2019 see below
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    The next Earthbag workshop will be held on a farm in Cuckfield in the spring/Summer of 2020…see below:

 

  • May, June or July TBC… 2020 – Earthbag Dome Workshop
    An eight day workshop where you will get to build and start to plaster a complete earthbag dome with 3 ..! vaulted arches, which will later be used as a bathroom dome with two hot tubs… to be followed by the plastering workshop below….     
  • Cost: £375
  • June/July 2020 Decorative Clay Plastering Workshop
    Come and practice how to make your dream natural home look stunning with beautiful natural colours using a wide range of clay plaster, paint and carving techniques.      
  • Cost: £235.
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Poland 2019

Our Polish workshop is located 60km from Warsaw, in a forest and is Taught by Jarema Dubiel in Polish and English.  The site also has a small strawbale house and an earthbag dome on it.

This is a 5 day workshop where you will have hands-on practice of the straw bale construction, with an introduction to clay plastering.   On this workshop you will learn how to build sandbag foundations, construct the strawbale wall system together with compression and all the plastering layers necessary for a strawbale wall, together with the sculpting layer and the smooth plaster that can be applied to other wall systems.

Free camping available.