Huff Puff House has arrived!

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We are delighted to launch Huff Puff House!  An eco-friendly, energy efficient and truly affordable self build home. Visit to find out more. Over the last year we have been working closely with Brian Waite, the talented designer, to be able to bring this stunning design the largest possible audience.  Previously called ‘strawbalehouse’ we have rebranded the design to […]


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I am delighted to announce we are working with Brian Waite, designer of ‘strawbalehouse‘, on making this fantastic cruck frame design available to those who would like to build it. Every now and again a building design really catches your eye and imagination – and Brian’s design is as functional as it is good looking.  It’s […]

Self-build discussed on Radio 4’s Thinking Allowed

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There was an interesting piece about self-build recently on Radio 4’s Thinking Allowed programme.  You can access it on the BBC website here – it’s on for about the first 10 minutes. Host Laurie Taylor and guest Michaela Benson discuss the motivations and experiences of UK self-builders that she has gathered in her research.  She discusses […]

Spring and Summer 2016 Course Dates Released!

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Our spring and summer 2016 course dates are now available!  Check out the training page for course dates and bookings. We start off with our ‘May of Clay’.  On each of the two bank holiday weekends we’ll be holding a 3-day course in clay plastering for beginners, all food and camping included. Then again, all-inclusive, […]

Building With Straw Bales Course – Shaftesbury, Dorset

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Course: Building With Straw Bales Date: Wednesday 16th – Sunday 20th September 2015 Cost: £350.00 (£280 for full time students and unwaged) Bookings: Please email [email protected] to check availability and book your place I am delighted to say we will be running a straw bale building course at Bittles Brook Farm, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 9NX. This small […]

Stock Gaylard Oak Fair 2014 – see us there!

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We are delighted to be exhibiting at the Stock Gaylard Oak Fair 2014 (close to Sturminster Newton in Dorset, UK) on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th August. Look for us in the demonstration area where we will be demonstrating how to build with straw bales. This is a wonderful show, full of all sorts of […]

Acorn Printing

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When looking for promotional materials for the business I am keen to source from businesses that have a good ethical stance along with excellent service. Before we attended the Stock Gaylard Oak Fair in August I decided we should get some T-shirts printed and managed to find Acorn Printing, who are based in Coventry. They […]

Straw Bale Building in Dorset and the UK

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If you are in Dorset, or even further afield in the UK, you’ll find that Huff and Puff Construction is one of very few specialist straw bale builders in the country. We can help you at any stage of your project, whether you are thinking of self-build, or want the whole job taken care of. […]