Experience Natural Building at Orchard Barn Thursday 9th August 2018

Course Fee
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

OPTION to upgrade (on the day) - stay until 4.00 Make a clay sculpture or hobbit house to take home (materials and skills tuition 15
per person)

Timing: 11.00-3.00

Venue: Orchard Barn, Far Ringshall, IP14 2LY

Led by: Sarah Partridge

Course Fee includes: tea/coffee and biscuits

Please bring your own drinking water and packed lunch

What to wear? Stout boots and older outdoor clothes

For Early Bird course fee book 14 days before date of experience

Find out about our restoration project using  traditional (natural) building materials from the local landscape

Learn traditional methods of converting subsoil into walls

Experience the use of woodland materials in construction

This 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!





  Understanding a timber frame

sunburst crafted from cob