Guernsey course offered in July on straw-bale construction

May 17th, 2011 by Events

Amazonails, the most experienced straw-bale builders in the UK, are running a course on straw-bale construction in Guernsey from 4 to 8 July 2011.

The training course will cover the raising of the straw-bale walls of an extension to the Watts’ home.

There are 12 places available on the five day course.

If you would like to attend this course please contact Claire Watts on 07781 115990 or email wattsonthefarm @

James Watts cut straw in September 2010 to produce the bales he needs to build the walls of his home extension (click image to expand ©Simon Cottell)

Architect Simon Cottell of BasMooArc who is designing the Watts building extension said “this type of construction is very relevant for today and the most sustainable way Guernsey will be able to develop in the future.  It has enormous potential and I’m seeing this as an exemplar for future projects.  I really hope you might want to join in a new building revolution for Guernsey.”


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