Time: August 26, 2011 at 5pm to August 29, 2011 at 12pm
Location: Coombe Farm
City/Town: Ansty, nr Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 5PZ
Website or Map: http://reset-development.org/…
Phone: 07731 304 966
Event Type: training
Organized By: Blanche Cameron, RESET Development
Latest Activity: Aug 8, 2011
26th - 29th August
Coombe Farm, Ansty, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 5PZ
Led by the UK's rammed earth expert Rowland Keable
Organised by RESET Development
£250 Standard booking rate
£210 Student / RESET member / Low waged
All food, refreshments and materials are included and there is camping space on the farm with basic camping facilities, showers, WCs and summer kitchen.
Approximately half the world’s population builds with earth.The properties of earth as a non-toxic, thermally dense material make it an ideal building material in many climates, particularly in extreme heat. This workshop will enable participants to consider its use as a basic shelter material and get practical experience building with rammed earth.
This workshop, run by the UK's rammed earth expert Rowland Keable, will teach you to build with rammed earth, with practical sessions building earth walls, making window and door openings. Rowland will also go through case studies from his project work designing and building rammed earth structures in Africa, Australia and in the UK.
This August Bank Holiday Weekend workshop takes place in the depths of the Wiltshire countryside, to construct a rammed earth greenhouse for furniture maker James Shead, in the grounds of his thatched farmhouse, currently being renovated to near Passivhaus standard by bere:architects.
Booking and Info
26th Friday: Afternoon arrival and set up
27th Saturday: Rammed Earth Construction Training
28th Sunday: Rammed Earth Construction Training
29th Monday: Midday Departure
Rowland will also give evening lectures and a screen will be available if people would like to watch films. Participants are also welcome to bring instruments for evening entertainment around the camp fire!
Rowland Keable, Ram Cast CIC:
Rowland has been building with rammed earth since 1985, across Africa and Australia, and in the UK since 1999. As well as building, he has co-authored a couple of books and a national standard for rammed earth construction, taught in schools of architecture, engineering and surveying and run workshops to a wide range of people. In the last few years he has taught regular contractors how to build some of the largest earth structures in Europe.
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