Building with Straw Bales

Learn how to build with straw bales; a cheap, natural, healthy and low impact way of making your own home!  This three-day course is run at Earthship Brighton in partnership with Brighton Permaculture Trust. The next course dates are:


  • 7th, 8th & 9th April
  • 28th, 29th & 30th July


  • 6th, 7th & 8th April

The course is for anyone interested in building with straw bales and is designed to inspire you and give you the basic skills required for this method of construction. It covers building walls with straw bales, basic carpentry and plastering / rendering.  We will try to avoid power tools and people of all abilities are welcome.  During the course you will learn:

  • How to build & work with straw bales, including shaping, cutting & tying
  • Detailing for doors, windows & roof structures
  • Plastering & rendering with natural finishes

To see courses details and book a place click here