Self-Sufficient <br>Hobbit Style House<br>uses sheep's wool <br>insulation | Thermafleece

Self-Sufficient
Hobbit Style House
uses sheep's wool
insulation

26th July 2017

As Featured in Grand Designs Series 17.
Simon Dale and his wife Jasmine left their left their day-to-day lives as a photographer and environmental scientist and  created this self sufficient 3 bedroom ‘Hobbit Style’ home for thermselves and their 2 children Elfie and Cosmo, for just £27.000.

Built on a seven-acre smallholding the plot forms part of the Lammas eco-community, endorsed by the Welsh Assembly under its One Planet Development policy.
In exchange for planning permission, the smallholders were given five years to demonstrate that 75 per cent of their everyday basic needs could be met from the land. The need to set up the small business side of the smallholding, both to make money and meet the planning conditions, meant the house was sometimes side-lined for months at a time.

Designed to be ecologically sustainable; heat in the house is generated by a wood-burner and electricity comes from solar panels on the roof, whilst water is collected from a nearby spring and roof insulation comes in the form of Thermafleece Welsh Sheep’s wool supplied by Celtic Sustainables.

Recycling and reclaiming the majority of the goods and materials used, Simon and his wife Jasmine started the build with just £500 in the bank.

When the project appeared on Grand Designs last year, ‘Kevin McCloud said this was the ‘cheapest house ever built on the Western Hemisphere, and should be used as inspiration for the rest of us.’

“It’s not just an example of how and how we should live, it’s a clarion call."

Find Celtic Sustainables based in Ceredigion, Wales  on the web at: https://www.celticsustainables.co.uk/, or phone  01239 777009 for help on selecting the finest environmentally friendly products that benefit your home.

To read more on the story of the Hobbit House read the full Grand Designs Article

Walesonline

Or  the Daily Mail




 

Featured buildings

Apple Tree Farm House Apple Tree Farm House
Blacksail YHA Blacksail YHA
Bodleian Library Bodleian Library
Bowman's Lea <br>ASBP Award Winner Bowman's Lea
ASBP Award Winner
Box House - Studio Bark Box House - Studio Bark
Brighton Dome Brighton Dome
Burnhead Bothy Burnhead Bothy
Canterbury Cathedral Canterbury Cathedral
Flitwick Mill Flitwick Mill
Mill Lane, East Sussex Mill Lane, East Sussex
Pitlyal Byre Pitlyal Byre
PlankBridge Fine Huts PlankBridge Fine Huts
Rocket Caravans Rocket Caravans
Sunbeams Music Centre Sunbeams Music Centre
Sweeney's Bothy Sweeney's Bothy
Two Flowers Croft Two Flowers Croft

Latest news

The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), in collaboration with the ASBP Plastics in Construction Group, has launched an exciting new innovation pitch series. Aimed at innovators, start-ups and manufacturers launching new product ranges, the purpose of the ‘Dragons’ Den’ style event programme is to identify innovative alternatives to conventional plastic building materials and packaging. The products can be at any stage of the innovation cycle from early development to market ready.... read more

Design: The Space