My latest roundhouse at Minstead study centre
Minstead roundhouse completed December 2020
An epic take down and rebuild, impeded by lockdown and lower volunteer numbers than expected.
I made the porch structure slightly higher to make access easier, during this rebuild several experiments were carried out, burning post ends and using different daub mixtures. The thatch was 50% recycled from the original.
Dudsbury Guide campsite completed summer 2019
When I arrived at Dudsbury their 6m roundhouse was in a sorry state, the pitch was too low on the roof and it had begun to cave in I stripped the thatch salvaging as much as possible then added a supporting internal structure before running the rafters to the floor, this was done to protect the already sagging walls as huge amounts of work had been done by guides and brownies daubing them. The roof is effectively autonomous from the walls. We rounded it off with a lovely clay oven.
Langley Heritage primary. completed summer 2018
A five meter roundhouse built as an outdoor classroom.
My good friend Andrew Firth suggested that these would make good glamping structures, so we dressed the roundhouse to give an idea of what it could be like
Heathlands school, completed summer 2017
Completed this 4m build in July 2017, very pleased with the results, daubing was done by pupils in the school during the last few weeks of term.
Bearwood school completed summer 2017
This is a 4 meter roundhouse, the frame was built by parents and volunteers, I completed the thatching, this month repairs have been made to bird damage.
Cashmore build nearing completion
With help from Nigel Turton the thatch is now finished.
This project was a social enterprise and will be used as a base for school groups visiting the farm to learn about Organic farming and history.
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