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Rammed Earth 2-Day Workshop

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1434 Woolshed Road

Beechworth, VIC 3747


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

Learn Rammed Earth

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

Learn all about the Rammed Earth process

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 Workshops - mixing soil

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

Assembling Rammed Earth formwork

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


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


  • Building affordable formwork
  • Setting up formwork
  • Form stripping


  • Material ratios
  • Moisture content
  • Testing


  • Using pneumatic rammers
  • Proper ramming technique
  • Finishing


  • 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

Ramming Peers

Workshop Size

Only 6 places are available at each workshop.


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


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


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


  • Steel-capped work boots
  • Work clothes





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

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Working with the Earth

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1434 Woolshed Road

Beechworth, VIC 3747


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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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