Throughout this autumn, multimedia eco artist, Wren Miller, will be creating an eco studio/shed space in Shrewsbury from materials that have been discarded, or “shed”. 

Her aim is to make her SHED at practically NO COST through collecting discarded materials and asking people to ‘crowd fund’ time and materials, such as used timber, sheep’s wool, bales, tyres, soil, etc. 

Many different eco building techniques will be employed in the making of this small, modular building. These are traditional and innovative; – simple methods which have stood the test of time and the British climate.

Wren spent time in the UK, Africa, Poland and the USA learning eco techniques first hand from experts before teaching her Shropshire and Arts Council funded Eco Encounter workshops in Britain.

In the image below, you see Wren, the first woman adopted by the Master Mason Society of Djénne, working with the President of their society inside the UNESCO protected mud Mosque, in Djénne, Mali.

Wren will be sharing all stages and building processes of the SHED on her blog and teaching eco build fundamentals in her practical workshops at her covered, outdoor classroom, in Belle Vue, Shrewsbury. All workshops are priced £35/day and run from 10h00 – 16h00. 

Workshop 1: The perfect, simple introduction to the principals of eco building. Practical sessions in making easy foundations using old tyres with rammed earth and starting a rammed earth wall.                        Sat 17/Sun18th Oct

Workshop 2: Making the floor raft using pallets, creating insulation with wool, straw and bracken, fixing a pest barrier, fitting pallets together and fixing in place.                                                                                       Sat 31st Oct


Workshop 3: Women Only Woodworking Weekend. Working up the wall frames. This workshop is provided to encourage and strengthen women’s woodworking skills, including tool safety, tips and tricks.              7 & 8th Nov

WALL RAISING PARTY An old fashioned get together with a mission, – we’ll get those timber framed walls up and celebrate all involved in the project SO FAR. Think work, home made fare and dancing!                             21stNov

Workshop 4: Green roof – A weekend building the strong sub frame, planning the roof scape via understanding the ecology, plus getting the earth on and sowing a mini meadow.                                                                 28/29th Nov

 Workshop 5: Infilling the timber framed walls using rammed earth, cob, straw bales and who knows what else. Be inspired! This is a weekend of supercharged information and practical application.                                   12/13th Dec

TOPPING OUT PARTY. For everyone who’s been involved in the project in any way, for where would we be without friends to thank and celebrate specials moments with?                                                                Sun 20th Dec

Please get in touch with Wren or visit to book your place on any of the workshops. 

There are limited places, so it is important to book early.

Volunteers are welcome during some week days with prior arrangement.



Phone: 07866 007454image001