‘doesn’t time fly when you’re laying decking’
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Build diary – week sixteen, mud, mud, glorious mud!
The weather seems to have turned with wind, rain, cold and sunshine this week, but we carried on working outside or in as the weather changed.
Build diary – week fifteen, up on the roof
Monday seemed to be delivery day, we saw the arrival of the decking boards, Cedar shingles, the Velux roof lights and more lime and clay plaster. Plenty to do then, although the weather had its contribution to make to the shingle laying.
Breaking ground – the work on our Roundhouse begins
Work has started and this post explains our first call for volunteers and what has been happening since the site closed on 21 May.
How goes the Whistlewood Roundhouse?
While the site is a quagmire, we can’t start building. But there is plenty to do to plan and prepare for the Whistlewood Roundhouse.
No building is an island – how will visitors get to the Roundhouse?
Building a track to the Roundhouse is key to safety once we open and will let us get heavy equipment and materials into the hub with a minimum of damage to our ground.
Perhaps the first little pig knew best?
The wind in Melbourne can huff and puff but it won’t blow our (round)house down. People respond to the word straw when I mention the Whistlewood Common roundhouse. Incredulity often fleets across the faces of my companions (unless they have watched Grand Designs). So, for this month’s post I spoke with Hannah Hunt, our designer from StrawContinue reading “Perhaps the first little pig knew best?”
Whistlewood Common – community is our backbone
Whistlewood Common is a Community. Investment comes from the community with time, materials, donations and much love.
9,000 wine bottles holding up the floor
Whistlewood Common is a pioneering community benefit society, which is building a green-build, straw construction community building near Melbourne, Derbyshire. This post considers the construction of the wine bottle floor.