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    I am focussed on building highly efficient homes from low technology materials. I blend the tried and tested methods of heritage vernacular building with modern building and material science to create buildings that are healthy to the builder, occupant and the environment.

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    Interested in building with straw? Don’t miss The Big Straw Bale Gathering!

    Jeffrey Hart 10-Jul-2018

    It’s not too late to join the biggest straw-bale building event of the year this August in Swansea. Jeffrey Hart of SBUK tells us about how you can get involved, learning all about building with straw from an impressive line-up of speakers to hands-on workshops. Read more

    The Big Straw Bale Gathering speakers list is now out

    Jeffrey Hart 12-Apr-2018

    Jeffrey Hart of SBUK shares news about The Big Straw Bale Gathering speakers. A first of its kind event for all things straw-bale building related, find out who’ll be heading to Down to Earth near Swansea from 10-12 August 2018 below. Read more

    The Big Straw Bale Gathering 2018

    Jeffrey Hart 12-Oct-2017

    Straw-bale Building UK (SBUK) presents The Big Straw Bale Gathering 2018 with the theme of sowing the inspiration, growing the industry & harvesting the knowledge of all things related to building with straw. Read more

    A natural building bookshelf with Jeffrey the Natural Builder

    Jeffrey Hart 08-Oct-2017

    In this post, Jeffrey the Natural Builder shares his top reading recommendations based on an original natural building books post on his blog. It’s over to him from here. Please note that this article contains affiliate links to bookshop.org – if you purchase we receive a small percentage. Thanks!  Read more

    Free straw-bale building internships starting in September

    Jeffrey Hart 08-Aug-2016

    Starting on September 7th, I am pleased to offer you the chance to take part in a whole straw bale house build. From foundations to finish plasters and everything in between. Read more

    Who wants to help resurrect the Straw Bale Building Association?

    Jeffrey Hart 16-Mar-2015

    Dear all, This is an open invitation to a meeting to discuss the resurrection of the Straw Bale Building Association (For Wales Ireland Scotland England). Read more

    There’s a crash coming – a slap from Mother Nature. This isn’t pessimistic; it’s realistic.

    The human impact on nature and on each other is accelerating and needs systemic change to reverse.

    We’re not advocating poverty, or a hair-shirt existence. We advocate changes that will mean better lives for almost everyone.

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