Natural Building with Nicola Talbot

Nicola surrounded by wooden frames on a house building site

Nicola has learnt a wide variety of natural building methods over the past 4 years since deciding to leave her consulting civil engineering role. In 2019 she completed her Permaculture Design Course and in 2022 she completed the Princes Foundation Building Arts programme. She uses her engineering knowledge and practical skills with an appreciation for historic craft to build in an ecological and healthy way. Cob building and clay plastering are her favourite methods.

The workshops will cover:

    Overview Principles of Natural Building
    How to choose which material
    Traditional timber framing joint demo
    Clay plastering demo
    Cob samples to play with
    Hempcrete tutorial
    Strawbale tutorial

Nicola recently joined the nearby Tan y fron housing coop and is currently working on the final elements of the 200 year old house renovation whilst spending lots of time in their large gardens. Her instagram is @talbot_nicolaanne