Clay Plaster Volunteer’s Week: 20-24th April 2015

Clay plastering volunteer's week at Rock Farm Slane with Jo Forsyth (clay master)

clay plaster at rock farm slane
Natural materials used in our Eco buildings here at Rock Farm Slane

We are blessed to have Jo Forsyth with us on the week of 20th - 24th April. Jo has worked with clay for many years and is a great workshop leader and skilled artist who is passionate and knowledgable about working with clay. We are running a volunteer's week at our LIVE eco-build at Rock Farm Slane to get the clay plastering done in time to open the building on 29th May!

This volunteer's opportunity is FREE OF CHARGE to those who will be able to offer us at least 4 days volunteering over the course of the week. Please call us to discuss your availability.

Listen to Jo Forsyth's Live Interview on Sound Cloud:

Who is this course for?

Natural builders and self builders and those interested in working with clay. This is a unique opportunity to work on a live eco-build working with a knowledgable course leader and learning clay plastering skills as you go.

Ecotourism and strawbale building at Rock Farm Slane
Building our Woodburning Pizza Oven at Rock Farm Slane

If you've attended our previous STRAWBUILDING courses with StrawBuild, this will be a great addition to your knowledge base of building with straw and clay.

Important stuff:

1) Volunteer Insurance - As a volunteer on our construction project you will need to have your own VOLUNTEER INSURANCE. A basic policy costing €30 is available from OVEUROPA.COM.  Please note that we cannot accept any volunteers without this insurance in place.

Beautiful sunsets in the lower pasture of our campsite
Beautiful sunsets in the lower pasture of our campsite

2) Accommodation - if staying for the full week we would be delighted to offer volunteers accommodation free of charge on our glamping site. You may be sharing (same sex) one of our beautiful yurts or cosy shepherd huts.

Natural building courses at Rock Farm Slane
Natural building courses at Rock Farm Slane

3) Food - please advise by email if you have any dietary requirements.  Catering provided includes - breakfast, lunch and evening meal as well as refreshments such as tea/coffee

4) Volunteering hours - Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm with lunch break (1hour) and 2 tea/coffee breaks (20mins)



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