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Earth Building Association
Here is some of the feedback we have received from course participants:
Just wanted to formally thank you for running a great course. I had a blast and learnt more than I bargained for.
Since the course my enthusiasm has for building with rammed earth has grown exponentially and I am now trying to find any project I can to begin trying out some of my new skills.
The course blended the right amount of hands on experience and knowledge as well as theoretical discussion, all of which I found valuable. Wish I had found this many moon ago as I woud been working on a RE team by now.
Thanks once again for a very friendly, informative weekend workshop.
I think the program is a terrific way to learn about rammed earth for those of us who were keen, but needed some guidance from a very knowledgeable tradesman with a genuine passion for his work. After only several days hands on experience, I think that most of us would feel more than confident about tackling a project of some kind.
Last weekends training course proved to me that I could build pretty much anything I wanted in rammed earth. You answered all my nagging questions and provided many alternative solutions to problems I had not worked out for our planned home. I know that I can now go ahead with confidence and build our house with my own hands thanks to you both.
Your willingness to share with everyone your experience and techniques was particularly refreshing and encouraging along your patient guidance and council in building “our wall” .
I would recommend to anyone thinking about building in rammed earth that they attend your course and get some hands on practical experience. They will away knowing that you can do it themselves having built up plenty of self confidence in their new skill.
I look forward to watching the progress of the cabin/shed as other take the opportunity get the same satisfaction I did in seeing our wall grow from a pile of dirt to a solid functional wall.
And last but not least, your hospitality and friendship was second to none and I thank you for the opportunity to meet and interact with like minded people.
Hello Jens and everyone else,
Just a quick email to thank you for a great weekend learning about RE. The course exceeded my expectations and Jens did a great job in making the learning curve “less steep”.
However, not only did Jens make us very welcome, everyone did their bit in making the weekend course successful.