By 2017 we realised we were outgrowing the ‘Tractor Shed’, our original home in a converted Victorian stable. So we have designed and built our own timber framed, straw bale and cob Eco-Roundhouse.
Students, staff and volunteers have worked alongside carpenters at every stage, from felling and converting timber on the estate to ‘cobbing’ – applying the mud and horse-hair mix to the walls – adapting the kitchen fittings and painting the panels and balustrade.
The roundhouse gives us:
An iconic building that truly belongs to the students
A warm, dry space for meeting, learning and sharing meals together
A well equipped kitchen for teaching cooking skills
A beautiful and enriching environment
THE BIG BUILD
Our patron Kit Harington
with staff and students and the plans for the Big Build
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