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        Mud and Wood offers the following services:

        Courses in Natural Building:    Cob (Mud-Building), Timber-Frame/Straw Bale,
                                                              Basic Carpentry, Earth Plastering and Design

        Workshops for Schools, Colleges, Community Groups & Corporate Team Building
           We can come to you: Build a cob oven, a cob bench, a hazel fence, a sculpture wall, ......

        Planning Applications for Natural and/or Self-Build Homes and Extensions

        Consultancy and Private Workshops for Self-Builders of Natural Building Projects
           Advice on building regulation & planning compliance. We can train your work crew on site.

        Conservation Advice and Repair Services for Earth and Timber Frame Buildings
          We are on the Irish Georgian Society's Tradtional Building Skills Register.

        Custom-Made Natural Edge Wood Built-In and Stand Alone Furniture
          Commission a table, bed, shelves or kitchen, tailor-made and installed in your home.

 

News 23.04.'14
Blog about organic architecture, natural building & more.

We hope you all had a great Easter and enjoyed the great weather that accompanied it.

We got to spend some of it with our old friends, Christian and Louise. Christian helped us build the Mud and Wood House and before that, we cut our cob teeth (so to speak) on his gorgeous cob cottage. Have a look at his work on our facebook page.

Féile was interviewed on the Ray D'Arcy Show today, a very enjoyable experience. Click here for the podcast.

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offers courses in environmentally-friendly, sustainable, natural building and design. Specialising in earth construction (cob) and salvaged timber, our aim is to help you build, extend or renovate your home using natural, healthy and ecologically sound materials and methods. Building with cob will give you the freedom to sculpt your home, making it full of your personality while having a very low impact on the environment. Or you may prefer how to learn to build a timber cabin to gain some extra space for your home.

was founded in 2011 by husband-and-wife team Colin Ritchie and Féile Butler. A carpenter and an architect, Colin and Féile have been involved with cob building since 2005. In 2011, they completed their 3-bedroom cob-and-timber-frame family home in the north-west of Ireland. All courses are taught in grounds of their experimental and inspirational home, or in the house itself. They are located about half way between Sligo and Ballina on the N59 in Co. Sligo.

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