Two-week earth building workshop

Within three practice-based courses and one theoretical introduction at the beginning you will be introduced and trained in the earth building technics rammed earth, clay plastering and Tadelakt.


When:  Mo 24th july until Sa 5th August 2017

Where: Dornbirn, Vorarlberg/Austria

Costs: Participation fee 830 Euro (incl. all lessons and daily lunch)

Accommodation + public transport 290 Euro



The program contains the topics rammed earth, clay plastering and Tadelakt (see topics). To give you an equal deep insight into the different technics, the course will be divided in three parts. The participants will change therefore within the course every three days between the different topics. One day for basic material properties and construction principles, lectures and peer lectures in the evenings, as well one day for an excursion to different buildings in the region of Vorarlberg, will accomplish the programme.

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Number of participants

To ensure everyone gets an appropriate study and working place, the number of participants is limited to 30 people in total. Each course therefore will have 10 participants-groups, which will rotate in a three-days-rhythm.


Accommodation and life costs

For all participants we offer a cheap accommodation (two bed rooms) in the boarding school Riedenburg in Bregenz. Breakfast and a ticket for public transport to our workshop place in Dornbirn are as well included.


Accommodation + public transport package

- Accommodation for 14 nights from Sunday 23rd July until Sunday 6th August

- Breakfast

- Public transport ticket for the complete stay (valid from 23.07-06.08)


The participation fee includes daily lunch. Dinner is not included.

Lectures by

Martin Rauch, 25th July

Rammed earth expert

Anna Heringer, 3rd August (requested)




At Saturday, the 29th July, we will take one day to have an excursion to different earth and wood architecture in the region of Vorarlberg. Costs are all included in the participation fees.


Arrival and Departure

Travelling to and from Vorarlberg is to be organized and paid individually. Arrival day is the 23th July, departure day the 6th August. You will be free to use the accommodations from this Sunday-to-Sunday. The workshop program starts at Monday, the 24th July and ends with a farewell party at Saturday at 5th August in the evening.



We cannot support or take responsibility for your entry visa. Refunding of already paid participation fees is not possible.


- Deposit payment, 50% of application fee and accommodation package, payable after positive confirmation of application

- Final payment, payable until 23.06.