At Orchard Barn we specialise in traditional and natural building courses

Book onto an Experience Day and find out more

Natural Building Experience Days - Thursdays 9th and 23rd August and 1st and 15th September

Heritage Open Barn 2-4.30 Saturday 8th September

Timber Frame Restoration Skills 15th-19th October COMPREHENSIVE COURSE professional craftspeople cover Lime, Earth, Breathability/Damp, Greenwood and Timber Frame knowledge and skills - essential for home-owners and professionals alike!

Introduction to using Lime 17th October

Introduction to Timber Framing 19th October

The use of Wattle and Daub continues to make a come-back. We can teach you how to source your own clay and coppiced wattle sticks, and construct environmentally sound walls from totally natural materials. Read Sarah's Blog about reinstating 600 year old daub!

Step into our award winning off-grid teaching centre and rediscover the historic pace of life - hand tools and traditional techniques are perfectly at home in our renovated 17th century timber frame barn set within an ancient orchard.

Bespoke training organised and delivered at Orchard Barn and further afield. Please ask.

View our 2018 Calender of Course dates here

Traditional carpentry skills