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Natural building volunteer wanted

Furnace Brook CIC is an arts, innovation and ecology hub where we research and demonstrate models for sustainable living. Our goal is to create a net-zero carbon framework around shelter and the built environment by 2023.

We have gradually been transforming our stunning 15-acre site in recent years, having launched the Lodge and on site craft brewery operations last year our focus is now on getting Batsford Hollow (an expanded off grid retreat space) ready for visitors in summer 2021 by creating additional facilities such as;  several natural shelters including the burrow (an underground cob built shelter with tile vaulted roof), compost loo block as well as innovative water and heating systems (for showers & to heat shelters).

Are you interested in; cob, rammed earth, green woodworking, carbon neutral green roofs, willow weaving? If so we’d love to hear from you

You would be working closely with all team members, including Hannah Sindall, an experienced registered architect and horticulturist, and a member of the award winning Helionix Designs group.  The team collectively share a passion for nature-inspired architecture, to help us in  the creation of amazing spaces that elegantly connect indoor and outdoor, provide a sense of well-being all whilst having a positive impact on the environment.

Previous experience is not essential but enthusiasm to learn and willingness to get stuck in are required. Knowledge of natural building methods and permaculture principles desirable

Are you:

Enthusiastic about learning natural building methods

Aware of permaculture principles

Able to help our team

If so email us today at

Compensation is provided for travel costs and other applicable out of pocket expenses.

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