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Ever wondered how to fix a leaking tap? How to fix a shelf to a wall or how to tile?

We’ve got some exciting news! We are launching our new ‘DIY for Women’ course in November! This is a pilot course and we’re offering it at a discounted price of £285 for 5 days over 5 weekends. In return we want your feedback! Don’t miss this chance to learn basic DIY skills to maintain and improve your home! It will cover the Fundamentals of how your house works, Carpentry, Painting and Decorating, Plumbing and Electrics and Tiling. You’ll even make a handy carpentry tool yourself and take a small wall cupboard home! The course consists of:

Day1: Fundamentals Module ‘How does my house work?’
Day2: Carpentry Module
Day3: Painting and Decorating Module
Day4: Plumbing and Electrics ‘The Emergency Module’
Day5: Tiling Module


To book, go to

If you’d like to put a deposit down and pay in stages, go to ‘Contact us’ .



TouchWood South West is also teaming up with other organisations who promote Practical Skills:

TouchWood South West at the Schumacher College

For our Carpentry Courses for Women in Dartington go to

This was one of our special courses last year:

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Ever wondered how to build a house? ( or maybe just a shed even!) Join a group of women for all or part of this 2 week event – no previous experience needed! We will be making the structural Timber Frame for an energy efficient house that has been designed close to PassivHaus standard. The course is being led by 4 women timber framers: Astrid Arnold, Barbara Czoch, Iso Barnden and Maude Star. You can book the dates that suit you, and we recommend to book for at least 5 days. To get the most out of the course we recommend to book for the whole 10 days if you can. Camping is available at the venue. There are amazing places to hike, swim and paddle close by as we are on Dartmoor, so you can make a bit of a holiday of it, too. After the course is complete there will be 2 volunteering weeks open to everyone (men and women) who either have been on the course or have some previous experience. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions through this website.

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