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STEP Straw Bale Training 2021 with Certificate

vorgestellt von Herbert Gruber

This Site is also available in GERMAN

STEP – Straw Bale Building Training for European Professionals – is a professional straw bale building training in theory and practice according to ECVET. Languages of instruction are German and English. The training is divided into 8 online theory modules and 4 practical modules, you can book the modules with or without Zoom workshop and practice. So you have maximum flexibility: learn what you need and when you can.

Your possibilities:

  • STEP CERTIFIED: your path to becoming a certified straw bale construction professional. 400 hours in theory and practice at a reduced package price + 1 free EXTRA module of your choice. Ideal as comprehensive further training for self-builders, craftsmen and planners as well as retraining and professional reorientation. All information on prices, dates and registration here.
  • STEP ONLINE: The complete STEP training (8 modules) in an online course for self-learning with free time management (without Zoom workshops on fixed dates). Practical modules can be booked as required. With certificate (Certificate of Attendance).
  • STEP by STEP: You can also book each STEP module individually, with or without practice and as an online course or with Zoom workshops. To try it out, to put together your own personal programme, because the complete STEP training is too time-consuming … You can upgrade at any time at a reduced package price.
  • STEP IN DIY: New construction or renovation – with the know-how from our self-build packages you lay a solid foundation for your own straw construction project. All modules can be booked with or without practice and as an online course or with Zoom workshops.
  • STEP PRO: the package especially for planners and building professionals who already have previous knowledge. All modules can be booked with or without practice and as an online course or with Zoom workshops.


Available online: immediately
Theory-Workshop (via Zoom): 30.04 – 2.05.2021 (Info)
Available online from: immediately
Theory-Workshop (via Zoom): 19.-22.05.2021 (Info)
Available online from: 31.05.2021
Theory-Workshop in Ravelsbach: 05.-10.07.2021 (Info)
Available online: immediately
Theory-Workshop (via Zoom): 04.-08.10.2021 (Info)
STEP 2 - Strohballen-INFILL-Holzständerkonstruktionen, CUT, GREB
Available online: immediately
Theory-Workshop (via Zoom): 3.-7.05.2021 (Info)
Available online: immediately
Theory-Workshop (via Zoom): 21.-25.06.2021 (Info)
Available online from: 29.04.2021
Theory-Workshop (via Zoom): 23.-27.08.2021 (Info)
Available online from: 01.07.2021
Theory-Workshop (via Zoom): 13.-16.09.2021
Date I: 7. – 11. June 2021 (5 days practice)
and/or: Date II: 12. – 16. July 2021 (5 days practice)
21. – 25. June 2021 (5 days practice)
25. – 29. May 2021 (counts as 5 days practice)
Date I: 19. – 23. July (clay plaster, 5 days practice)
Date II: 30. August – 4. September 2021 (lime plaster, 6 days practice)
Date III: 6. – 10. September (fine plaster, 5 days practice)

To become a certified straw bale builder, you also need proof of at least 20 completed STEP practical days (5 per unit). The practical examination is integrated into the training. All practical days (8 hours each) are entered in your practical certificate. You can schedule these individually according to your time budget and the availability of practice workshops. You can also do the practice spread over 2 years. Please register here.

The practice workshops cannot be held online. You can already book the practice modules, but we have to postpone or cancel them if they cannot take place in 2021 due to a lockdown or entry restrictions, or if they cannot take place with at least 5 participants. Our Corona Guarantee: If you are unable to come to a practice workshop because of Corona, you will receive a 100% refund of any participation fees you have already paid.


STEP EXTRA House Technique & Window Installation: 16. – 20. August 2021
STEP EXTRA Interior & Decoration: 27. Sept. – 2. Oct. 2021

In our STEP magazine you will find all the dates and additional photo galleries.


Accommodation during all courses: You can sleep (in a shared room) in our straw bale house, eat (breakfast/lunch/dinner), shower (2 bathrooms) and do your laundry in our training centres, all for € 25,-/day (we cook together ourselves). The practice workshops take place in Ravelsbach, Neu Nagelberg (near Gmünd) or on practical construction sites.


Final Assessment for „Certified Straw Bale Builder“
Written and oral test (also by arrangement): € 170/person; € 120 for students and unemployed persons

Languages: English/Deutsch, Dates: see Calendar

STEP Trainer (Learning Outcomes Deutsch/English)