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
Barn, Far Ringshall, IP14 2LY
Led by: Sarah Partridge
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
about our restoration project using traditional (natural)
building materials from the local landscape
traditional methods of converting subsoil into walls
the use of woodland materials in construction
Experience Day shows you how our ancestors built with their local
landscape in low-tech and sustainable ways.
The day weaves together living history,
nature, ecology, geology, woodland skills, community and learning.
Come and find out more!