Eco-construction maquettes

Sunseed is the perfect place to research, learn about and experiment with eco construction techniques. Through creating maquettes (scale models) – of geodesic domes, yurts, cob houses, and cane structures to name just a few – volunteers can learn in detail about these designs and structures, with a view to working on the real thing in future. These models will …

SunseedEco-construction maquettes

Redesign our outside area

Sunseed has several outside spaces with great potential, but that are in need of a redesign to create harmonious, user-friendly spaces that make best use of the land available. Perhaps you have experience in permaculture or other design techniques and would like to put this into practice? Sunseed is the perfect place to experiment and create a design that will …

SunseedRedesign our outside area

Stone flooring

Would you like to practice technical skills such as tiling or paving?¬†Our outdoor areas are in need of new flooring, so it’s up to you to create beautiful, safe floors and walkways for the project that will make our outdoor spaces attractive and easier to clean! Undertaking this project will ensure that you leave a durable mark on Sunseed’s appearance. …

SunseedStone flooring

Open space: eco-construction

In the eco-construction department, volunteers can create their own projects to help them learn how to build in an environmentally sustainable way. This could be anything from experimenting with building techniques and materials, constructing furniture, improving the Sunseed infrastructure in innovative ways… the possibilities are endless! Volunteers are encouraged to be self-starting and undertake their own planning and research, supported …

SunseedOpen space: eco-construction

Furniture making

Learn to make benches, tables, doors, cabinets, cupboards all from recycled materials such as pallets, cane, and reclaimed wood. Duration: depending on complexity of project – one week and upwards. Skills required: no specific skills, but a willingness to learn and ability to take care of our tools is a must! If you would like to work on this project, …

SunseedFurniture making

Reciprocal frame structures

Learn the technicalities and techniques of building reciprocal frame structures for roofs, domes and yurts. Skills required: some basic technical skills would be useful, and/or a methodical and precise attitude to planning and execution. Duration: 3 weeks + If you are interested in this project, please contact eco.construction@sunseed.org.uk.

SunseedReciprocal frame structures