Building with Rammed Earth

Hill Holt roof
Rammed earth walls at the WISE building
Rammed earth walls at the Eden Centre
Rammed earth walls

Building with Rammed Earth is a two-day course run at Earthship Brighton in partnership with Brighton Permaculture Trust.  The course is for anyone wanting a comprehensive introduction to building with rammed earth and chalk, an ancient and low impact form of construction.  The next course dates are:


  • Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October

All around the world people have been building using rammed earth for thousands of years.  This course will cover the basics from the benefits of building with the material, finding the right earth, choosing a formwork system, construction methods, design detailing and different approaches and the various tools used. There will be a large practical component to the course, with the construction of a section of wall.

About the tutor

The course will be led by Rowland Keable who has been building earth structures since 1985 and has worked extensively in Africa and the UK.   He has worked for public and private clients and published two books, including Rammed Earth: design and construction guidelines.  He is a founder and Project Officer of Earth Building UK (EBUK).  He is working on a European Training Standard with 8 European countries.  He is Director of Rammed Earth Consulting, and Honorary Professor to the UNESCO Chair on Earthen Architecture.

To see details of the course and book a place click here.