A straw bale house I am building in wales. It's being built by a terrific group who are interning with me. They are exchanging their effort and commitment for an education in natural building and a solid hands on experience. An exchange that provides the clients with a cheaper build and educates future natural builders.
Ty Twt is Welsh for ‘Small House’. This is a small dwelling of 30sqm internal space. Insulated with straw bales and welsh sheep wool.
Natural floor insulation(11/3/2016)-Thermofloc is a natural floor insulation. Made from cellulose that has added minerals to make it fire retardant. It is simple to install and is much more affordable than any other Continue Reading
Our Natural Building Interns(10/14/2016)-Long overdue group shot of our fantastic natural building interns! Introducing (From the left): Me, Brendan, Rowena, Blythe, Jake & Jamie. This is the team doing the bulk of the Continue Reading
Locally sourced materials(10/12/2016)-It is important to us to build with locally sourced materials. We have lots of clay, so are utilising that as much as possible. If this build were elsewhere in Continue Reading
Project Outline: BalesInWales(9/15/2016)- The load bearing straw bale will be finished externally with lime render and chestnut shakes and roofed with a sedum green roof. Internally it will be plastered using the Continue Reading