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Country: Scotland

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Last Updated: June 13, 2017

Hi All,

My wife and I are building two Straw bale holiday lodges in our 5 acre site in Aberdeenshire.

We are looking for volunteers to help build the second lodge. This will involve learning how to build with straw, and once this is completed we will lime render the straw to protect it from the elements. We also intend to install a green (sedum) roof on both lodges.

We are looking for help mostly with the building project, but there might be a bit of general gardening/maintenance work around the land too.

We will provide food and accommodation in the form camping (toilets and showers on site). We can supply everything you need; tents, sleeping bags, camp beds electric hook up, etc..

Below is a rough timetable of dates and planned work to be carried out on the lodges:

Wednesday 14th June – Thursday 6th July 2017
- Put up the straw walls, Compress, straighten, strap and trim the bales.
- Lime render the bales

I’ll be doing further lime rendering from the 21st – 25th July

I have further leave booked from work for the 9th – 22nd August to carry on with any rendering and hopefully planting the sedum roof for both lodges.

Volunteers are welcome to stay outside of the dates mentioned above.

There is no need for any skill/experience as it's pretty simple once you learn the basics. So, If you fancy building a straw bale lodge, please get in touch with any questions.

We look forward to hearing from you
- Dan & Louisa

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