Self Build Workshops Bristol 2013

The future of housing: low impact, affordable, empowering

Half-day and one-day courses for people exploring the possibilities and realities of self build/custom build and community-led housing.


Would you like to design and/or build your own home? Working with others to do this is a creative and empowering process through which we can actually create affordable homes which meet our needs.


Facilitated by Ecomotive an experienced community self build co-operative, these interactive workshops are a place to explore ideas and examples of self build, ask questions, progress projects and meet like-minded people. There will be a well blended mix of information, inspiration, discussion and reflection to help you on the path to understanding your options, forming choices and making decisions.


"A fantastic session. Clearly the course designers are knowledgeable and passionate about self building." Participant 2012.


THE COURSES.


HALF-DAY "INFORM AND INSPIRE" INTRODUCTION TO SELF BUILD*.

  • Open to all. Recommended for those new to self build / custom build who want to explore the different options, background and approaches.

Monday 13th May

Monday 15th July

£45/£35 (concs) for individuals.

£60 SME (less than 15 employees)/Charity/Non-profit

£80 corporate / local authority.


FULL DAY "SCENARIOS AND REALITIES OF DEVELOPING A SELF BUILD PROJECT"

  • There are four dates for individuals and groups who want to set up and develop a self build project, and two dates for professionals looking to participate in, facilitate or develop self build projects.


For individuals and groups.

Saturday 20th April

Saturday 8th June

Saturday 6th July

£90/£70 (concs) for individuals.


For professionals.

Monday 15th April

Monday 17th June

£120 SME (less than 15 employees)/Charity/Non-profit

£160 corporate / local authority.


All courses include a tour of Ashley Vale self build project and refreshments. Lunch is also included in the one day course.

PLEASE TRY TO BOOK AT LEAST TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE AS THIS WILL GIVE US CERTAINTY OF NUMBERS AND ENABLE US TO PLAN FOR THE COURSES EFFECTIVELY. THANKS!


*We use the term 'self build' to refer to the full spectrum of self build and custom build projects.



CONTACT US FOR FULL DETAILS OF COURSE CONTENT AND BOOKINGS.


www.ecomotive.org | anna@ecomotive.org | 0117 9241263 | @eco_motive



“What if each household in the UK had the option to build their own place...? We’d see people sharing skills and saving money. We’d see neighbours working together on community self build schemes and local construction economies thriving. And we’d certainly see more energy efficient buildings and a wider embracing of green technologies.Kevin McCloud.

Is this course for me? you ask...

We hope so.

Whether you're searching for a way to house your family sustainably and affordably, you're a housing professional of some kind, or you're part of a developing group seeking inspiration, information and practical guidance on self build, these Ecomotive training courses will help you. Book your place today. Courses will take place at Wild Goose Space, on the Ashley Vale self build site, Bristol BS2 9YP (pictured).


"It is so good to have an understanding of why we should be self-building, as well as the pitfalls. An excellent foundation – pun intended!" Participant 2012

Ecomotive - Supporting sustainable living

Ecomotive is a workers co-operative and consultancy, providing a range of accessible advice and training as well as full project management for self build projects and groups across the UK. We're based in Bristol.