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Ty Twt Small Strawbale House in Wales — 4 Comments

  1. From Jeffrey Hart, the builder:
    Materials & food for the workers was 15,000£. Total cost including architect, planning permission, and wages was 45,000£.

  2. It’s good to see a team like this getting a foothold into the sustainable building market, especially in the heart of rural Wales where sensitivity to the environment is key. The planning departments in the UK and Wales in particular can have a reputation for refusing to go beyond the “conventional” ( but non-sustainable ), and looking at the images of Ty Twt, there is the impression that the design has kept to a style which planning departments are accustomed.

    I like the use of the gazebo during construction, which is a brilliant way of keeping materials and small-scale construction under cover from the Welsh rain, but still allowing total freedom to access those materials from the main construction area. The team ought to try and patent that idea !

    A rocket stove would have been a great achievement in a property like this, but perhaps a step too far for the planning department ? Hopefully something that the team could include in future properties ?

    Congratulations to the team and the commissioners of the build for a beautiful home; a major step towards sustainability for this area. The start of a new movement ?

  3. This project seems to have it all: eco-friendly, nontoxic, small, energy efficient, good design, reclaimed/salvaged materials and on the job worker training to help keep the house affordable.

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