the view from the build site
the view from the build site

Unfortunately applications are now closed for the Wales build 2016. This build is a pilot for more builds happening in 2017, so if you are interested please pop your email below.

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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.

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 РNovember 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?