Withyfield Cottage and the Woodsman’s Cottage

More work by Ben Law. His ideas are spreading throughout the region. The video below shows his finished home before he built the addition. “Beautiful, sustainable, luxury holiday accommodation. Located on a working dairy farm on the edge of the South Downs National Park, this unique roundwood timber, straw bale and cedar shingle holiday cottage … Read more

Cruck Frame Houses

This blog post is a continuation of the last two posts on cruck houses – Cruck Frames and Ben Law’s Woodland Home. It’s helpful seeing beautiful examples of finished homes. Image source: Best Pictures Of.com Image source: Rob Roy Country.com Image source: Carpenter Oak and Woodland Image source: The Cruck Barn Tiny Cruck Earthbag House … Read more

Cruck Frames

“A cruck frame is one where the structure of the building depends on two or more ‘A-frames’ which go from the top of the building down to the ground. These frames are usually constructed of curved timbers (the cruck blades) using the natural shape of a tree and in many cases the tree is sliced … Read more