This course is an introductory course for women who feel they lack the carpentry that invariably belongs to all building projects, be they straw bale, earth or stone. No experience necessary. The course is for women only.

In this course you will be led through all the essential parts of a building, from the sub floor to roofing in 4 days by participating in the construction of a compost toilet.

DATES

LOCATION

FEE

Course 2: 23rd – 26th August, 2018

 

Course 3: 27th – 30th Sept, 2018

Coed Talylan Cost: The cost of the course is banded on the basis of income and includes food, accommodation and materials:

  • Up to 14K/year £280*
  • 14K-20K/year £340
  • 20K upwards £400

* We accept payments in installments.

You will learn hands on how to construct:
  • a subfloor
  • stud walls
  • window and door frames
  • roof structure
  • hang a door
  • put in windows
  • lay a floor
  • clad the structure
  • apply roofing material

 

The course will also include:
  • theory on how the parts of this structure would relate to other structures, for example straw bale, earth and stone buildings.
  • working with naturally curved wood
  • working with power tools: i.e. circular saws, chop saws and jig saws
  • hand tools and their maintenance
  • making a cutting list and pricing up your project

 

For the course you are asked to wear suitable work clothes and steel toe caps shoes/boots, (not wellies) and ear protectors. Fingerless work gloves and a tool belt is recommended.
You are also asked to bring your own cordless combo screw driver/drill. Please don’t bring impact drivers. All other tools will be provided.  If you have any questions regarding the above, please get in touch.

Course Instructor

Sara Tommerup: Sara is a natural builder and carpenter with a broad range of experience within the different natural building techniques spanning earth, straw, stone, wood and lime. Sara has learnt from many different natural builders around the world. She also holds a Msc in Architecture.

Venue/Accommodation

Coed Talylan is a 70 acre woodland on the western edge of the Brecon Beacons. Nestled below the iron age hill fort of Garn Goch in the foothills of the Black Mountain it offers a secluded and peaceful location for our course participants to learn and explore the potential of applying agroecology within a co-sufficient community settlement.
Accommodation is available for camping around our guest lodge, an A-frame wooden cabin with kitchen and dining/living space. We have running filtered spring water throughout the site, compost toilets and wash facilities.
We will email directions along with detailed course information after you sign up to a course.

Fees

We endeavour to make our courses and events affordable to all. Unfortunately, we do not receive any external funding and rely on large amounts of voluntary input. Concessions are available for pensioners, unemployed and full-time students only.
See the Coed Talylan Terms and Conditions

Booking and Paying for your place

To book a place on the course contact us for a booking form or use the link below. Please note that we ask for a £50 non refundable deposit to secure your place on the course.

Carpentry – Course Booking Form

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