28 Jun '15, 9pm

The wee dinky house

The shape of the house was determined by the curve of the roundwood timbers [see 1], as such the design for the home was a compromise between the plan and what was available in the local woodlands. That's something SunRay Kelley calls evolutionary architecture. The floor, resting on a rubble trench [2], was sunken to give more headroom for adults. All of the carpentry was done in a barn off-site and then assembled on-site [3]. The green roof was supported on base-boards that were heat treated to make them flexible enough to take the curve of the rafters [4]. A waterproof membrane was laid over the base-boards and a grid of timbers built to carry the base for the green roof [5]. The green roof base is 100% recycled crushed brick and green compost [6] with drainage [7]. The materials and wildflowers for the roof were supplied by Lindum Green Roofs . Inside the house the wall...

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