Rammed Earth



Have you been inspired by what can be achieved with rammed earth?


Rammed Earth course

…then come and have a go at ramming earth!

Wednesday 27th – Thursday 28th April 2016

Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd May 2016

Can’t make it? Then get yourself the eBook which will greatly increase your ability to build with rammed earth. Click here to order.

“Hi Michael, having gone through the manual, I can honestly say that it is a good buy, and I will at some point be booking onto your courses” (James S, Wales)

Rammed Earth Eco-Shed

2016 – Two Day Course – Theory and Practice

Introduction to Rammed Earth

£225 – Includes a DIY eManual, lunch and refreshments

Location: Potter Heigham, Norfolk, UK  NR29 5JB

Upcoming 2 day course dates…

Wednesday 27th – Thursday 28th April 2016

Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd May 2016

Should you require a private course on more suitable dates
for you or your group then please contact me.

Learn to build using what mother nature provides, within my own Rammed Earth Eco-Shed on The Norfolk Broads!

These fun and friendly courses will be held over two days and will cover all the essential areas of building with rammed earth.
We will cover many topics together and you will take away the confidence to go forward and complete a project of your own, to include:

  • Design and location of your structure
  • Footings and DPC
  • Soil suitability – soil testing
  • Earth blending – preparing earth mixes
  • ‘Coffin’ former design – corners, curves and straights
  • Tools – what to use and how to use them
  • Ramming techniques
  • Window and door openings – sills and lintels
  • Bond Beams
  • Green ‘living’ roofs





  1. I have been inspired by what you all have achieved with rammed earth. Am presently building an estate and would be changing 100 percent of the designs to rammed earth.

    Would be grateful if I could be given tips on methods.

    I stay in Africa, Nigeria specifically after spending years in both Canada and south Africa.

    Thank you so much for all the inspiration being shared

  2. I am so interested in making rammed earth house; but not sure this will be possible in my country Iran.
    It would be wondering if you give me a guidance.

  3. Good Day Dumplings,

    I have Folks in Catfield and scattered around you,.

    I am constructing Rammed earth in Asia and looking into Earthbags or rammed earth for large commercial Fish ponds ( well Australian crayfish actually)

    I would like to achieve this without liners if possible

    The soil type is clayey, hard as rock when dry, bog a duck when wet.

    Have dug dams/ponds and had to treat with Bentonite to try to make them hold water,, but water still escapes and more than that remains unsatisfactory cloudy with clay

    Was trying to source ancient reservoirs that may have been constructed with rammed earth. When I stumbled on your site..

    Can you throw a fellow dumpling any guidance or point to relevant websites?


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