The Low Impact Woodland Home
How charming is this very real home which has been built in Wales!
If you follow the link, you will see other pictures, and a description of how this residence was created and why.... So fascinating! The owner says it was basically built from rubbish- discarded parts.
Some key points of the design and construction:
- Plastic sheet and mud/turf roof for low impact and ease
- Lime plaster on walls is breathable and low energy to manufacture (compared to cement)
- Reclaimed (scrap) wood for floors and fittings
- Anything you could possibly want is in a rubbish pile somewhere (windows, burner, plumbing, wiring...)
- Woodburner for heating - renewable and locally plentiful
- Flue goes through big stone/plaster lump to retain and slowly release heat
- Fridge is cooled by air coming underground through foundations
- Skylight in roof lets in natural feeling light
- Solar panels for lighting, music and computing
- Water by gravity from nearby spring
- Compost toilet
- Roof water collects in pond for garden etc.
Also- follow links to the bigger and better, second project:
Enjoy, my friends!