We’ve been building canoes since 1993. We made them for and with our children, and
later with friends, and people kept asking us if they could come and build boats
We have a large workshop by the River Wreake, so you get to try our canoes before
you build your own.
There are two options, an intensive 3 day course, or a more leisurely week’s holiday.
We currently offer three canoes:
Huron 4 ( 4 metre or 13 foot) solo canoe
Lakota ( 15’6” tandem canoe
Lakota 17 ( 17 foot tandem canoe)
The process is very straightforward, if you take time to peruse all our photos you
will soon get the idea, so you can build your own canoe at home.
However, if you would prefer to come to us, and build your canoe here, we provide:
Space in our workshops and lean-to
Tools ( mainly traditional hand tools)
Assistance ( as much or as little as you want)
Basically we find people are astonished what they can achieve in the time, given
all the right materials and equipment, and with experienced help at hand.
You will be delighted with your canoe ( or you can leave it with us and have your