STEP Straw Bale Training for European Professionals 2024

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[Updated on May 16 2024] If you make national or international straw bale trainings or courses, if you want to be a trainer or want to participate in a European Straw Bale Training for Professionals you are right here.

Please tell us, if you offer trainings regional/local or international (english) in Europe. Please send us your profile (who you are, where you offer trainings or are looking for additional trainers, tell us about the level – according to EQF or ECVET, if there is a funding for participants, the pricing and the language of your training). Write an E-Mail to and we will contact you soon.

STEP CERTIFIED (see also below) EN/DE

STEP CERTIFIED ONLINE Trainings in English/German language:

The complete STEP-ONLINE Training (all 8 modules, bilingual EN/DE) is offered by ASBN in cooperation with ACTeco. The training consists of 25 practical days on building sites in Europe (practice in Austria, Germany, Sweden) and ACTeco-ONLINE theory according to your own time-scale and rhythm. Info: ASBN austrian strawbale network (AT)

STEP CERTIFIED Trainings in Spanish Language:

The complete STEP Training in Spanish is offered also in Spain (ES), see:
El curso completo, certificado, se ofrece en Español: 

Trainings in Czech/English/French/German/Slovakian Language

ACTeco offers (free) online short courses (4 Modules Introduction/Level 1 and 8 Modules Level 2) to Straw Bale Building Techniques. Besides that ACTeco offers also (free) Earth Building courses (9 Lessons Introduction/Level 1 and 10 Lessons Level 2).

BiWeNa offers in cooperation with FASBA a 160h Training Fachkraft Strohballenbau.
BIWENA Bildungswerkstatt für nachhaltige Entwicklung, Verden (DE)

Trainings in Slowakian language (some Units, also STEP):

ArTUR Ekocentrum ArTUR, Hrubý Šúr 237, 903 01 Senec (SK)

Trainings in French language (some Units):

RFCP France – Pro Paille / Approche Paille (FR)

About the author


The European Straw Building Association is an independent European association, devoid of any profit making motive. The object of the Association is to promote and develop the use of straw, as a sustainable way of building in all the senses of the term “sustainable”: renewable, ecological, healthy, energy and climate efficient, social and economic.
The Association is a federation composed of organisations and people particularly concerned with the use of straw in buildings.