about our restoration project using traditional (natural)
building materials from the local landscape
traditional methods of converting subsoil into walls
about using woodland materials in construction
Experience Day shows you how our ancestors built with their local
landscape in low-tech and sustainable ways.
is fun and easy. Think small and local. Involve your friends and
family. Celebrate a special event or birthday.
We run one
Experience Day a month,(more in the summer) dates, themes and scope can be adapted
according to your
interests. Come on your own or make up a party. Children over 12
Itinerary for the day
11.00-11.10 Intro to our 'Off-Grid' site over a cuppa
11.15-11.45 Guided Tour of restoration project - understanding
traditional timber frames. Where do materials come from?
11.45-12.45 Woodland Craft - make a timber framing peg using a shave
horse and greenwood tools
12.45-1.30 Lunch includes how to boil water using sticks
1.30-2.00 A look at Earth in our building
2.00-3.00 Making and using clay lump or daub
upgrade (on the day) - stay until 4.00 Make a clay
sculpture or hobbit house to take home (materials and skills tuition £15
Dates: Friday 20th, Saturday 28th July, Thursday 2nd or Thursday 9th August 2018
Barn, Far Ringshall, IP14 2LY
Led by: Sarah Partridge
For bespoke family/group/party experiences:
please email Sarah
Course Fee includes: tea/coffee and
bring your own drinking water and packed lunch.
What to wear? Stout boots and older
Early Bird course fee book 14 days before date of experience
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