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.
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 9th March
Saturday 20th April
Saturday 8th June
Saturday 6th July
£90/£70 (concs) for individuals.
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.
*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.
“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.
Imagine creating your own house and shaping your own community...
All ideas for housing and community design begin with exploring a range of needs, opportunities, ideas and possibilities. This model was the start of an incredible self build housing project in Almere, Holland.
And imagine it becoming a reality...
The proportion of all homes delivered by self-build is very low in the UK (12%). In most other developed countries it's over 50% and up to 85% (Austria). We need to accelerate the self-build movement in the UK. You can be part of that. This picture is of the Ashley Vale self build in St. Werburghs in 2003.
Is this course for me? you ask...
We hope so.
"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
Location: Wildgoose Space, The Yard, St, Werburghs, Bristol BS2 9YP
Phone: 0117 9241263