BSBG – Workshops

Workshops are included in the price of the event. Spaces on the workshops will be limited – Workshop sign-ups will happen each morning. Book your tickets for the BSBG now!

Workshops Available


Window details without the tapes!

Barbara Jones is teaching a brilliant workshop at the BSBG – How to detail windows without needing to use horrible tapes and silicones!

Make your own clay straw blocks

Will Stanwix – Co-author of ‘The Hempcrete Book: Designing and building with hemp-lime’ will be running a workshop at the Big Straw Bale Gathering teaching you how to create you own clay straw blocks. Learn about how to vary the mix to create insulating blocks or mass blocks and how to lay them. 

Clay plastering a straw bale wall

Learn the preparation of straw walls for plastering, application of clay slip and body coat. Plus some tips and tricks from a decade of experience! Taught by Rae Parkinson of Straw Works & The School of Natural Building

Intro To Bale Building

From resizing a bale to notching a post. Build a complete wall, straighten and prep for plaster. Prefect Beginner session. Taught by Hawkland Ecological Construction



The Big Straw Bale Gathering