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 is the perfect spot to escape and unwind.
With a new baby and a lively toddler, Neil and Amanda decided to knock down their small, dilapidated house to try and build a larger one on a budget of £50,000, dreaming of something inspired by medieval timber frame homes.
We’ve discussed building with recycled wood in great detail in previous blog posts. Use the search bar on the right side of the page to find other articles. This blog post is about using reclaimed/recycled wood and locally harvested wood for the post and beam frame. This includes using standing dead trees that are still solid and blowdowns from storms.
Speckled Wood is a roundwood timber-frame eco building. It was built in 2012, at Swan Barn Farm in Haslemere, on the borders of West Sussex and Surrey, by the National Trust’s Black Down countryside team and volunteers, led by Head Ranger David Elliott.
Today’s post is a brief look at old-world timber frame designs. The rustic timber frames gives these buildings a timeless beauty.
“Texas Natural Builders will be building a timber framed cordwood home called Paha Wakan (The Sacred Mountain), originally designed by Kelly Hart and modified by TNB, on the Pine Ridge Lakota Reservation in South Dakota starting June 1, 2014-August 31, 2014.