Rammed Earth Building Course - Norfolk Broads UK

With rammed-earth.org you can build your own low impact green building or structure from cheap, sustainable and easily available materials.
Find out more for yourself on one of the courses taking place in 2015 within my rammed earth Eco-Shed.


 2014 - Two day course - Theory and Practice 

 Introduction to Rammed Earth 


2015 course dates


Location:                  Potter Heigham, Norfolk, NR29 5JB

Hosted and Led by:  Michael Thompson

Cost:                        £225 per person, includes the DIY Rammed Earth eManual,

                                lunch and refreshments.

Accommodation:      Guest house Bed & Breakfast from £40 per night per person or

                                Camping from £15 per night per tent (any number of people per tent)

1st Day:                    10.00 Morning start and Rammed Earth Theory session

                                13.00 Afternoon Practical Rammed Earth session

2nd Day:                   09.00 Morning start, Practical Rammed Earth construction training

                                16.00 Afternoon finish                         

Evenings:                 The local pub is the usual venue for an evening chatting with your new found friends

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 Course details 

Learn to build using what mother nature provides, within my own Rammed Earth Eco-Shed on The Norfolk Broads!
These fun and friendly courses will be held over two days and will cover all the essential areas of building with rammed earth.
We will cover many topics together and you will take away the confidence to go forward and complete a project of your own, to include:

  • Design and location of your structure
  • Footings and DPC
  • Soil suitability - soil testing
  • Earth blending - preparing earth mixes
  • 'Coffin' former design - corners, curves and straights
  • Tools - what to use and how to use them
  • Ramming techniques
  • Window and door openings - sills and lintels
  • Bond Beams
  • Green 'living' roofs

 Student comments... 

"Just wanted to thank you again for everything. Rammed earth building is a very ancient tradition and your course revives the tradition using modern techniques. You blend theory with practical application in a very clear and simple way."

Said - Working on projects in Oman


"This course is suitable for people with or without a technical background. The rammed earth theory combined with the hands-on approach enables anyone to complete the course with the confidence to start a rammed earth project.  Michael's enthusiasm is infectious, he sees only challenges; not problems. This course will motivate you to get stuck in and give it a go. And to top it all, the food is outstanding. If you do one course this year, make it this one!"

Steve and Leyla - Building a rammed earth shed in London

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eManual £10.00

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