Looking for a talk about natural building materials, social enterprise and heritage?


With eleven years of experience and success behind them the Orchard Barn story is both inspiring and informative.

Establishing a Community Interest Company and undertaking a major renovation as a series of training projects has not been the quickest, but it has helped over 2500 people (and counting) learn heritage skills.

We specialise in using natural materials sourced from the landscape or woods. Using a combination of traditional methods and human energy we convert earth and trees into buildings.

There are huge environmental and social benefits to working collectively in these low impact ways. We can show your group how.

Within Suffolk, UK our fee for a 50 minute talk is 75.  At no extra charge we can bring examples of traditional building materials dating back 500 years. Travel time outside of county and expenses are negotiable.

TO BOOK YOUR TALK email sarah@orchardbarn.org.uk or phone 07766-054042

Content of talk could include:

  • Sourcing natural building materials for free
  • Setting up a social enterprise
  • Earth as a building material
  • Timber framing / repairs
  • Tree to timber the traditional way
  • Setting up a volunteer project
  • Managing a funded project





Learning about natural building materials