How to create an anti capitalist building site with Emma Appleton – BS003
Emma Appleton has drawn up a list of 100 ways to make an anti capitalist building site. We discuss some of the issues that exist on current building sites and the larger effects. Then we delve more deeply into Emma’s list to better understand how we can create a more harmonious building culture. Continue reading →
One Planet Development is a welsh planning policy. It enables those wishing to live off the land to buy agricultural land and build a house. Chris Vernon is part of the One Planet Council, giving advice and assistance to those wanting to build this way. He has also built his own straw bale house! Continue reading →
In this episode of Building Sustainability I talk with Dave ‘The Bodger’ Cockroft about the hidden benefits of craft. We talk specifically about spoons and chairs of which Dave is an exceptionally talented maker.
This month sees us talking to Judith Thornton from Aberystwyth University.
Judith is looking at alternative natural insulators that can be grown. She has a particular interest in how we stop biodegradable materials biodegrading.
Judith was just involved in building the world’s first miscanthus insulated house. The Miscanthus was baled up like a regular straw bale and the house was build in the same way that a regular straw bale house would be. Continue reading →
In this ‘Building Sustainability’ podcast episode we talk to architect, Noel Isherwood. The discussion is largely around Poundbury, which is the expansion of Dorchester. It was designed for humans and community, not cars. Continue reading →
In this episode of the ‘Building Sustainability’ podcast we chat with Adrian Leaman, a woodsman and roundwood timber framer.
Adrian Leaman from wholewoods.co.uk talks to us about his journey into the world of roundwood timber framing, green woodworking and building in general. We go off some wonderful tangents and hear many of Adrian’s philosophies. We end up with Adrian discussing his building gripes! Continue reading →
In this episode of Building Sustainability we talk with Flo Hamer. Flo lives in a tiny home that she has built. We discuss how she became interested in tiny living, the build process and how it’s changed her way of life. Continue reading →
In this month’s ‘Building Sustainability’ podcast, we talk with Rob Hopkins. A massive thanks to Rob for being such a wonderful guest… even if Google Maps tried to sabotage our meeting by sending him on a spurious and time consuming route!
Rob Hopkins is a cofounder of Transition Town Totnes and Transition Network, and the author of The Power of Just Doing Stuff, The Transition Handbook, and The Transition Companion. In 2012, he was voted one of the Independent’s top 100 environmentalists and was on Nesta and the Observer’s list of Britain’s 50 New Radicals.