Free straw-bale building internships starting in September

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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.

We are looking for a small group of long term volunteers to build a small straw bale cottage in stunning mid Wales. Build time 8 weeks.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will receive:

  • A practical hands on education of how to build a straw bale house from foundations to finishes. You will learn: framing for straw bale, green roofs, straw bale installation, clay plaster, lime plaster, composting toilet, Tadelakt (hopefully if there is time!).
  • Educational discussions on each stage of the build, including: materials science, design details, natural materials & everything else that comes up. This has been factored into the the build time. It is our upmost commitment to educate in return for your hard work.
  • Meals will be provided.

View from the build site.

Please note that this is 5 days a week, 9 til 5. We only want people who will give their all and can commit to the entire build. The internship will run from September 9th – November 7th.

No building experience necessary, just the right attitude.

If you think this experience is for you then email me. We have had quite a lot of interested people and are looking to get a good balance in the build team, so can you tell us a little about yourself? What interests you about the build, natural building experience? Any similar experiences and maybe an example of if you have worked and lived in a small team?