A place to learn.
A place to gather.
A place to grow together.
A Hut in the Woods where Mythtellers Gather
Join An Active & Close-Knit Community
Connect with other storytellers and develop together
Study Folklore & Mythology
Delve into folklore & mythology from across the world
Learn From Master Storytellers
Watch master storytellers at work and share in their secrets
You’ve fallen in love with folklore.
You’ve awakened to the power of ancient tales of skeleton women and snake princes. As exotic and strange as they are, you sense that they have much to say about our own lives and the age we live in.
The problem is, it can be hard to find people who think the same way.
Most people regard such stories as a way for primitive peoples to idle away the evenings or entertain annoying children... if they think about these stories at all.
Things are a bit different at the Roundhouse. To us, these stories are with more than gold, silver and all the treasures of the earth.
'An amazing resource and community for storytellers of any level'
Kirsten Milliken, Scotland
The Roundhouse hearth is a place where stories are treasured.
Let's get specific: we're talking myths here. Legends. Folk tales. The wisdom of our ancestors passed on in such a way that it would be remembered, re-spoken.
We don’t share stories only for entertainment, though we certainly value that.
We share stories to bring ancient wisdom into the modern world.
We share stories for our own growth and healing.
We share stories because we we were born to do it, right down to our bones.
Is this something you’ve been craving?
I understand how you feel. Whether you are at the very beginning fo your journey - yet to tell your first myth - or you’ve been doing it for years, story carrying is hard. These stories are big medicine. They force us to continually look at our own lives and souls. They force us to confront the reality of what has ben lost in the face of modernity, day after day after day. They ask questions like:
‘Am I whole or am I half?’
‘Did I ever find a firebird feather on my path and fail to pick it up?’
‘What are the three questions my lover must ask me to open my soul?’
There’s no sleepwalking through life when you carry these questions on your shoulder.
The thing is, you don’t need to carry them alone.
I built the Roundhouse to be the storytelling school and community which you and I both crave.
- A place where we don't have to explain ourselves.
- A place where such questions are considered necessary and urgent.
- A place where everybody gets it.
'If you want to learn how to be a fantastic storyteller, and you want to meet wonderful people who carry the same dream, the Roundhouse is THE place for you.'
Catriona Blanke, Germany
Think of the Roundhouse as a thatched hut deep in the forest. A gathering place where we can leave the everyday behind and delve into the mythic.
'Being a part of the Roundhouse has transformed my practice. The nurturing community environment has massively improved my confidence'
Laura Sampson, England
Here's What People Are Saying...
Introducing The Roundhouse
The Roundhouse is a storytelling membership site and community. We will support you to develop your storytelling skills, learn the practical aspects of the trade and connect with passionate and like-minded people the world over.
As a member you will:
- Take part in a monthly Immersion Session, where a seasoned storyteller (myself or a community member) will lead a deep exploration of a powerful myth
- Take part in a monthly Story Swap, where we practice storytelling and offer encouragement to one another
- Join member-led events, such as our current 'Wanderers of the Njordlands' monthly series led by Norse specialist Kirsten Milliken
- Put on your own events for the community, if and when you wish to do so
- Attend webinars with the finest guest teachers in the mythtelling world
- Access video recordings of previous events
- Take self-paced courses on a variety of mythology and folklore traditions
- Apply what you learn as you study your own heritage/traditions
- Watch breakdown videos of master storytellers at work
- For those who wish to go pro, receive expert guidance on the practical business of storytelling
- Take quizzes to consolidate your knowledge and keep you on track
- Join a community of passionate and like-minded people from all over the world
- Partake in monthly challenges
- Get help with motivation, mindset and accountability from an experienced creativity coach. Let's make sure this isn’t something you only dream of, this is something you really do!
'It's beautiful to see how I'm now open and excited when asked to tell a story unexpectedly, as opposed to that immediate fear response I had a year ago... Roundhouse has been instrumental in working through that'
Audrey Di Mola, NYC
You can learn storytelling online by taking coaching. I run online coaching groups and they’re great. But not everyone can afford this option; the cost is $120 per month for group coaching and $70 per hour for individual coaching.
You can also spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on travelling to another state or country to attend an in-person training or festival. I’m not knocking this – storytelling retreats and festivals are wonderful, wonderful things – but the costs and distances involved just aren’t practical in many situations.
Or, you can join the Roundhouse for $26 per month and get access to all the features listed above. If you pay annually, it's even cheaper: only $260 per year.
30 Day Money-Back Guarantee
I’m so sure you will love the Roundhouse that I’m offering a 30 day money-back guarantee.
Try out the Roundhouse. Work through the materials, get involved in the community and implement the strategies I offer. If you can honestly say after doing so that the Roundhouse hasn't met your expectations, simply email me to get a full refund. No questions asked and no hard feelings.Join Now
To offer you even more value, when you join the Roundhouse you’ll get access to:
The Mindset Module
This is my guide to setting your life up to ensure creative output through mindset and goal-setting strategies. These strategies and insights are based on my years spent working with high-level coaches, experimenting with my own habits and routines and doing crazy things like writing a book, starting a new business and doing full-time martial arts training all at once!
There’s no pressure to use these techniques and tactics – you are encouraged to dedicate as much of your time and energy to this work as is right for you.
Having said, I really do recommend them. I didn't realise my dream of becoming a bestselling author through talent; I did so through these practices.
- How to reverse-engineer your goals
- Visualisation and vision boards
- Morning and evening routines
- Planning strategies to optimise your day, week, month and year
- Evaluating your creative progress and correcting course
- Using accountability systems to keep yourself on track
The Marketing Module
Maybe you’re yet to tell your first story and marketing is the last thing on your mind. Maybe you’re a seasoned fireside teller starting to look for paid work. Or maybe you’ve only just started telling, but you know in your gut that you want to make this your living.
Whatever the case, the Marketing Module is there for when you need it. There’s a guide to help beginners build a solid foundation for the years to come, and a guide for advanced tellers looking to present a professional image to potential clients.
- The healthy marketing mindset
- Applying to schools, libraries & festivals
- Social media
- Websites & email marketing
- Traditional & independent publishing
Do you find a lot of social sites icky, hard to navigate, untrustworthy? Same here. That's why we use the very best platform on the market as our community space. It's clean, attractive, intuitive and makes communicating with fellow members and attending events a breeze.
The Roundhouse Resource Library
Our resource library includes:
- an exhaustive and regularly updated guide to the best storytelling books, websites, podcasts, pages, channels and events
- all previous webinars with guest teachers from across the storytelling world
Are You In?
By now you should have a good picture of what the Roundhouse is. Which means that it’s decision time! You could give this membership and community a try, with a money-back guarantee on what is already an incredible offer. You could learn new stories, make new friends, work towards new goals, study master storytellers and join the story shares… or do none of the above and save yourself a few dollars.
I hope you'll choose to give the Roundhouse a try!
'A fantastic, flexible and open teacher who is always looking to learn'
Ruth Turner, GermanyJoin Now
'Energy, momentum, daring; Daniel whirls with you into adventure and you never know where you'll land!'
Dawne McFarlane, Artistic Director, Toronto International Storytelling Festival
What date/time is the monthly story share?
I'm a total beginner, is this suitable for me?
I don’t want to learn stories from other cultures, does that mean I shouldn’t join?
Will I learn how to tell stories from my own life?
Who Runs the Roundhouse?
Me, Daniel Allison. I'm a storyteller, bestselling author and creativity coach from Scotland. I host the House of Legends podcast, which has been downloaded 100,000 times and features stories told by myself and leading storytellers from across the world.
As an author, I write retellings of myths and legends and fantasy inspired by myths and legends. Currently available are Scottish Myths & Legends, Finn & The Fianna and The Orkney Cycle: The Shattering Sea.
My storytelling shows are a weaving of Celtic folklore and indigenous tribal tales. I value respectful cross-cultural learning as well as diving into one's own traditions.
I believe deeply in the importance of reconnecting with the knowledge held in our own lands and ancestry through mythtelling, study and creativity. If you're on the same journey, or want to get started, I'd like nothing more than to support you on your way.
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'I love being able to study storytelling remotely, as there is nothing like this where I live. I also love connecting with an international community of like-minded people, this has been really meaningful during the pandemic.'
Lya Shvartz, Israel