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Straw Bale Building Course back in Dorset!

DCRS’s original two-day Straw Bale Building course has come home to Farrington. The move back to Dorset has enabled the price to be reduced to £235, which includes free camping and a delicious lunch on both days. 


Unfortunately we have no accommodation apart from camping, but there some great places around to suit all budgets.

We suggest:-

Pub with rooms

Saxon Inn

(3 miles / 5 min drive)


Bushes Farm Caravan Park

(7 miles / 15 min drive)

Basic camping behind pub

The Plough

(3 miles / 5 min drive)

Bed & Breakfast


01747 812365

(1 mile / 3 min drive)


Andrew's Straw Bale Building Blog

Januray 2015: Andrew attended our Straw Bale Building course in 2010, and has now nearaly completed his straw bale build in Scotland. Find out how he has got on, from the initial idea to the actual building process and the lovely finished house:

Part 1

Part 2

Liam's Blog

Liam came on our course in August 2013 and is about to embark on a project to build his own music studio. Find out how he gets on with building in straw here!

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Read what the Saturday Telegraph thought about Straw Bale Building after they sent Journalist Dominic Prince on the course. 

What makes straw bale building sustainable?

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Straw Bale Building

Straw bale building course at D.C.R.S

Straw bale round house at The Magdalen Project built by Rob Buckley.

High Ham Straw Bale ClassroomHigh Ham straw bale classroom built by Rob's team DCRS Construction

Straw Bale Building Course

DCRS Straw Bale Course in progress - building the example house in old DCRS workshops.


Unfortunately we are no longer able to offer this course

DCRS, Willow Barn, Farrington, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8RA

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