Information and Costs

KSDIY Residential Summer Programme 2014


It is a low-cost programme. £12 per person per night – that allows £6.00 for the bunk barn accommodation and £6 for basic foods* and a minimal contribution to services (wi-fi, electricity, etc.), as the basic rate for everybody. It is very, very good value by any account.

1. A two night minimum is £25 pp

2. Five days enrolment is £60 pp

3. A full week 7days is £84pp

4. The full programme – 10 days is £120.

Accommodation: Bunk barn sleeps 18 and is £6/night. Limited camping on site (15% discount)

Merzbarn ovenMerzbarn, Wood fired outdoor oven

Main things to bring:

Sleeping bags, torches, wet weather gear, warm clothes and comfortable working boots or wellies. Also please bring any art supplies you need: sketchbooks, laptops (wifi on-site), cameras, books, audio equipment, pens…any equipment needed for the proposals. Location:

Merzbarn Cylinders Estate, Elterwater, Langdale, Cumbria LA22 9JB

Travel Options: Coaches: National Express to Ambleside.

Train: Closest train station is Windermere.

Car: We will try and organise car shares given prior notice, liftshare websites (, car hire.

Please book in advance for low travel costs. Given enough notice we can arrange to collect people from Windermere or Ambleside. Further details about getting to the site will be available after application. Bike In order to discuss further information about the programme and travel arrangements, we have set up a Facebook group where members can post questions and discuss.