Applications now open for 2018 Build program.

No building experience necessary, just the right attitude.

This build, we have two types of internship available:

  • 10 places for build interns.
  • 1 organisational intern position.

Click here for the build intern application form

Click here for the organisational Intern application form

More information on the Internship program is available here. Scroll down for specific details for this build.

Deadline for applications for this build is May 11th.

What do you get?

You get to learn the science and craft of natural building on one of our free 10-week (approx) natural building internships.

It’s a difficult thing to get into – courses costing thousands to get good hands on experience. Even if you have some previous experience, there is a lack of opportunities to practice the skills.

We need a workforce to further natural building and believe in a fair exchange of hard work for knowledge and experience.

You will learn about:

  • Design Process – why do we chose materials, design details, science
  • Build Planning– From foundations all the way through to client handover
  • Specific skills relating to how to build a straw bale house from foundations to finishes framing for straw bale, green roofs, straw bale installation, clay plaster, lime plaster, composting toilets, Tadelakt.

There will also be educational discussions at each stage of the build relating to materials science, design details, natural materials & anything else that comes up. These occur in the form of on-site ‘tool box talks’, educational seminars and (where possible) other site visits.

It is our utmost and full commitment to educate in return for your hard work.

Free Natural Building Internship
free natural building internship

I can plaster!!!! Unbelievable! I’m a lot more confident in my skills and have learnt many more, for which I’m utterly grateful! – Jamie 2016 Intern

What we require from you

  • Attendance 5 days a week, 9 til 5. On time and eager. This is a real life build site, building for real clients!
  • Commitment to the entire duration of the build.
  • A good attitude to hard work and a thirst for knowledge.

What we provide for you

  • Meals
  • Accommodation (will vary)


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