Being Somewhere - Low Impact Living
New Booklet Now Available Wild by Design is a mini design toolkit to inspire creative solutions for people to live in harmony with nature This is a house I built for our family in Wales. It was built by myself and my father in law with help from passers by and visiting friends. 4 months after starting we were moved in and cosy. I estimated 1000-1500 man hours and £3000 in materials. Not really so much in house buying terms (roughly £60/sq m excluding labour). The house was built with maximum regard for the environment and by reciprocation gave us a unique opportunity to live close to nature. Some key points of the design and construction: Dug into hillside for low visual impact and shelter Stone and mud from diggings used for retaining walls, foundations etc. Click here for plans of the house The Building Process The Design: The design of the house comes mostly from the combination of the following considerations: NB.