Workshop – Rammed Earth Building

Rammed Earth Workshop. Beechworth Victoria. Off-Grid Living Festival. Events Victoria

LOCATION: 1434 Woolshed Road, Beechworth, VIC 3747

TIME: 2 Days. Sunday 5th May – Monday 6th May. 9am – 4.30 both days.

PRICE: $460.00. Must pre-book.
Maximum 6 participants.

HOST: Peter Jackman – Rammed Earth Building – RammedEarth.House

Learn the skills and techniques to build your own beautiful Rammed Earth structures.

Rammed Earth walls are thick and they’re solid. The sedimentary layer effect and the tactile surface create a natural earthiness that’s:

  • Healthy – non-toxic – natural earth walls breathe
  • Energy Efficient – cool in summer and warm in winter
  • Sustainable – locally sourced earth
  • Durable and Maintenance Free – lived in for 100’s of years
  • Aesthetically Diverse – traditional or modern.

Workshop Outline

This workshop is designed to give you plenty of time on the tools. Over the 2 days, we’ll cover all the essentials:

Soils
Soil types and structure
Stabilisers
Admixtures

Mixing
Cement ratios
Moisture content

Formwork
Working with California forms
Construction
Set-up
Form-stripping

Ramming
Working with pneumatic rammers
Proper ramming technique

Meet Your Instructor

Your instructor is Peter Jackman. He’s passionate about sharing the art of building with Rammed Earth. And he’s currently owner building a Rammed Earth house in the North East Victoria town of Beechworth.

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

Accommodation – Explore Beechworth. Airbnb Beechworth or camp nearby.

Further Info

If you have any questions please email workshops@rammedearth.house


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