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The Boat Building Academy has living accommodation for nine students. The accommodation is basic but comfortable and reasonably priced, enabling people to live and work on Monmouth Beach for the duration of their course.

  • Single study bedrooms
  • Large fully equipped shared kitchen
  • Shared dining room and sitting room
  • Shower rooms
  • Housekeeping for communal areas
  • Clean bed linen
  • Coin-operated washing machines and tumble drier
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Fridge and larder space
  • Wi-fi

Rooms are reserved on a ‘first come, first served’ basis as people book their place on a course. We do our best to give priority to students on the longer courses. Should the accommodation be full, we will do our best to help you find a suitable place to stay in Lyme Regis and the surrounding area.

Accommodation Costs

The cost of the accommodation varies depending on how long your stay will be:

  • Long course students intending to stay for 40 weeks


    per week

  • Furniture Making students intending to stay for 12 week


    per week

  • Accommodation for those on short courses


    per night

Students on the 12 and 40-week courses are invoiced for accommodation one month in arrears. Prices subject to change.

  Please enquire with the office for on-site accommodation availability

“The 40-week Boat Building course is by far the best thing I have ever done. The teaching is of the highest quality, both in expertise and enthusiasm for the course and the boatbuilding industry in general. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is considering a career in either woodworking or boatbuilding or even just to learn a new skillset.”

George Soper, 40-week Boat Building Class of May 2021

"Your college has set the benchmark for the future of training craftsmen, which has long been the biggest worry of traditional boat builders and repairers. You deserve to go from strength to strength, and I for one will recommend it to anyone looking for a career in our industry."

Tom Richardson, Owner of Elephant Boatyard, Hampshire

A really useful week! I learned techniques and got some confidence in general woodworking, but the best thing was being able to bring my boat along for the class to work on.
I am extremely grateful for the dedicated concentration on the issues that need sorting for my boat.

Richard Palmer, Wooden Boat Restoration (2022)

Spaces available on Our Flagship Boat Building course

Spaces available on our 12-week furniture making course

Find out about the short courses we are currently running