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A Tiny French Woodland Home

A Tiny French Woodland Home
The home rests on timber piers standing on stones on the steep slope of the woodland floor. This provides a south facing balcony designed like the bow of a ship. The timbers are all hand hewn with axes retaining much of the natural curves of the wood. The frame [see picture No.1] is filled with a rough wattle and filled with cob, a mixture of clay, sand and straw [No.2] mixed by foot stomping in an old bath tub [No.3]. The insulation below the floor is sheep's wool [No.4] and the window are reclaimed [No.5]. The roof of the house is built curved to provide additional roof space which gives Menthé enough space for a sleeping loft [No.6]. A beautifully dressed porch with a green roof [No.7] provides the all important invitation the home. "Ornaments are not just optional additions which may, or may not be added to a building... a building needs them, just as much as it needs doors and windows", Christopher Alexander.

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