Build Camp
Community Build 7, Spring 2019

Level – Experience required
Date –  Running to July 2019
Duration – Project ongoing
Project – Fully Insulated Roundhouse
Price – Free
Client – Organiclea – Epping Forest

reciprocal roof roundhouse

Build Camp exists to help make the most mind bogglingly beautiful natural buildings affordable for schools, charities, community groups, trusts and public organisations who put other people and the environment first.

This is also our chance to come together to build the better world we’d all wish for.

We are in the second stage of this exciting low impact building project and require help from experience carpenters or builders. We are building a large fully insulated reciprocal roundhouse with green roof, whiskey barrel walls, doors & windows, suspended floor and extention with conpost loo and lobby. Organiclea Workers Coop will use this building as a teaching space for their amazing out reach program. We’ll be spending 3 months on this build and we’ll all be camping, eating and working together on-site for the duration.

Build Camp Ethos.

Build Camp projects do not offer any individual the opportunity to profiteer or accumulate private wealth or property. We are committed to training people who can spare the time and are keen to work and learn regardless of wealth. The small host organisations who get things built are usually underfunded so there are not finances spare to feed everyone much as I’d absolutely love that. We believe in total transparency and all project accounts are published to participants at the project end.

Your participation will assist Organiclea create this amazing community space.

If you would like to apply please Click this link.


Photo’s from Previous Projects

fire in roundhouse


cordwood wall for reciprocal roof roundhouse

community building camp

Time for topping out!


Another fab night of music around the fire.

A big thanks to this years crew, You where awesome!; Ben, Boycee, Dan, Jim, Josh, Lindy, Fran, Luke, Mark, Mat, Oliver, Phil, Tessa and Kath.


Testimonials 2016

It’s difficult to put into words, (or music or dance)…This building and the team have been fabulous. Lots of learning, experimenting, laughter, music, exceptional food and an amazing building for a fabulous charity. I don’t want to go home or burst the bubble. Thank you. Lindy.

So much positivity to take away from this experience. Not only a valuable learning opportunity but so much fun, community and peace. Sad to be departing but leaving with inspiration in my heart. Many thanks to Adrian and Kath and to everyone who made this project possible. Lot of love Matt.

Thanks to Kath for putting on a food fest and to Adrian for the woodworking. I think I have found a group of lifelong friends who I know will come running when called upon. I have had an absolute blast with all aspect of the past 14 days. I would like to shout a massive thanks for allowing me to be part of an awesome build and to a great charity. Cheers Boycee

What seems now like a very long time ago when I lived in Belize I had my first experience of a community building project. We helped a family to build their home, a simple and humble hut built from natural materials. The whole village came out to help; women, children, young and old, all dug with their hands, sticks, make-do tools or what ever they had to hand. Slowly bit by bit from the foundations upwards the hut grew. Back in the UK I felt inspired to continue this tradition which must surely have been common place here too not so long ago. Adrian Leaman (Wholewoods)