Rammed Earth 2-Day Workshops

Rammed Earth 2-Day Workshops

Learn how to build with Rammed Earth.

Learn the skills and techniques you need to build your own stunning Rammed Earth projects.

Over 2 days, we cover all the essentials:

  • Soils
  • Forms
  • Mixing
  • Ramming

You’ll be on the tools. And you’ll be building real-world projects.

Your instructor is Pete Jackman.

He’s passionate about sharing the art of Rammed Earth building and
he’s building his own Rammed Earth house. Pete has used his teaching and training design experience to put together and deliver these module- based workshops – each module progressing your skills and confidence towards building your own projects.

Rammed Earth structures are simply beautiful.

They’re solid and last for hundreds of years. The sedimentary layer effect and the tactile surface creates a seemingly inherent natural connection with the Earth.

Rammed Earth structures are also, Healthy, Energy Efficient, Sustainable, Durable and can be either classic or modern in design.

Working with the Earth.


As we progress through the workshop modules, we cover all the Rammed Earth processes in detail.

  • Suitable soils
  • Where to source soils
  • How to test soils


  • Building affordable formwork
  • Setting up formwork
  • Form stripping


  • Material ratios
  • Moisture content
  • Testing


  • Using pneumatic rammers
  • Proper ramming technique
  • Finishing


  • What you’ll need
  • Where to source
  • Costs

Scaling-up to build your own home

  • Commercial Equipment
  • Costs



Workshop Size: Groups of 6 maximum
When: Weekends Spring and Autumn (mid-week groups available on request)
Dates: See rammedearth.house
Where: Woolshed Valley Beechworth.


Day 1: 9am for 9.30 start / 4.30 finish
Day 2: 9am for 9.30 start / 4.00 finish +/-
Meals: Morning tea, lunch and after- noon tea provided on both days.
Requirements: Steel-capped work boots and work clothes.
Note: Building with Rammed Earth requires a high level of physical activity.


Book your place at rammedearth.house

Win a Place

Sign up for Rammed Earth Building Tips and How-To Videos by the 31st May and you could win a place at one of our Rammed Earth Workshops.

That’s 2 whole days learning the skills and techniques you need to build your own beautiful Rammed Earth projects.*

Go to learn.rammedearth.house

* Win a Workshop Place Terms and Conditions. By signing up to Win a Workshop Place you agree to the following terms and conditions: Entries close on the 31st May 2019. Only 1 workshop place is on offer. Winner will be notified on 3rd June 2019. Entries open to Australian residents only. The workshop place cannot be exchanged for cash. The workshop place cannot be sold. The workshop place must be used by the end of 2019.


Beechworth is 10mins away and has a fantastic range of accommodation options which can be booked via explorebeechworth.com.au and Airbnb. Plus there is camping nearby.


Web: rammedearth.house
Email: workshops@rammedearth.house

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