Green woodworking courses

At Redwood Valley Woodland Cabin & Yurts

Green woodworking courses

At Redwood Valley Woodland Cabin & Yurts

Come and immerse yourself in the beautiful woodlands of the Welsh Marches and learn how to make a chair, from tree to finished product. The woodland workshop is located in a magical ancient oak woodland, surrounded by bluebells in spring. 

The courses are held at the Redwood Valley Eco Retreat, a wonderful yurt and cabin camping site near the market town of Presteigne.

The focus for my courses here is the Welsh stick chair, a vernacular style particular to this part of the world. You'll be taken through every step of the process, from selecting and felling a tree through to crafting your final piece. This video gives a little taster of what you can expect:

Welsh stick chair workshop from Ben Willis on Vimeo.

For accommodation, you can either book a special stay in one of the site's comfortable yurts or beautiful treetop cabin, or stay at the nearby campsite. Alternatively, a wide selection of B&Bs can be found in the area. Discounts are available for combined course and yurt/cabin bookings. Please contact me directly if you are interested in this.

Upcoming courses at Redwood Valley

  • Make a Welsh stick chair

    26/05/2019 - 01/06/2019
    £540.00
  • Make a Welsh stick chair

    07/07/2019 - 13/07/2019
    £540.00