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Rammed Earth 2-Day Workshop

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RammedEarth.House

1434 Woolshed Road

Beechworth, VIC 3747

Australia

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Learn the skills and techniques you need to build your own beautiful Rammed Earth projects.

About this Event

Over 2 days, we cover all the essential Rammed Earth processes: 

  • Soils
  • Forms 
  • Mixing 
  • Ramming 

You'll be on the tools.

And you'll be building real-world projects.

Great weekend Complete lessons on everything Rammed Earth - everything needed to do your own Rammed Earth project. ***** 5 Stars Warren Hobbs 

Your instructor is Pete Jackman. He's passionate about sharing the art of Rammed Earth building and he's building his own Rammed Earth house.

Pete has used his teaching and training design experience to put together and deliver these module-based workshops - each module progressing your skills and confidence towards building your own projects.

Great info, tips, and tricks Great hands-on learning – stepping through all the basics, then building up to larger projects. ***** 5 Stars Kevin Albert 

Rammed Earth structures are simply beautiful.

They're solid and last for hundreds of years.

The sedimentary layer effect and the tactile surface creates a seemingly inherent natural connection with the Earth.

Rammed Earth structures are also: 

  • Healthy
  • Energy Efficient 
  • Sustainable
  • Durable
  • And can be either classic or modern in design
Pete knows his stuff! Pete’s knowledge shows in his passion and enthusiasm in leading every stage of the Rammed Earth building process. **** 4 Stars Dave Newton

As we progress through the workshop modules, we cover all the Rammed Earth processes in detail.

Soils 

  • Suitable soils
  • Where to source soils
  • How to test soils

Forms 

  • Building affordable formwork 
  • Setting up formwork 
  • Form stripping 

Mixing 

  • Material ratios 
  • Moisture content 
  • Testing

Ramming 

  • Using pneumatic rammers 
  • Proper ramming technique
  • Finishing

Equipment 

  • What you'll need 
  • Where to source 
  • Costs

Scaling-up to build your own home

  • Commercial Equipment
  • Costs 

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Inspirational, I’m hooked A lot to take in – but then it all makes sense and away you go. ***** 5 Stars Ken Luke 

Workshop Size

Only 6 places are available at each workshop.

When

Weekends in Spring and Autumn.Group workshops available mid-week by arrangement.

Schedule

Day 1 - 9 am for 9.30 am start / 4.30 finishDay 2 - 9 am for 9.30 am start / 3.30 - 4.30 finish

Meals

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided on both days.

Requirements

  • Steel-capped work boots
  • Work clothes

Accommodation

Contact

workshops@rammedearth.house

Note

Building with Rammed Earth requires a high level of physical activity.

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RammedEarth.House

1434 Woolshed Road

Beechworth, VIC 3747

Australia

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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