Build diary – week eight, shaping up nicely

With great pleasure, I am handing this blog over to Whistlewood volunteers. If you would like to contribute, you can write your own piece as Chris has or send me notes using the contact page or via Whistlewood By Chris Gregson – 16th July to 20th July. The continued good weather has enabled us to crack on, andContinue reading “Build diary – week eight, shaping up nicely”

Build diary – week seven, ready to shingle

With great pleasure, I am handing this blog over to Whistlewood volunteers. If you would like to contribute, you can write your own piece as Chris has or send me notes using the contact page or via Whistlewood. By Chris Gregson – 9th July to 11th July. We had a short week this week, the guy’s wanted someContinue reading “Build diary – week seven, ready to shingle”

Build diary – week four, more preparation

With great pleasure, I am handing this blog over to Whistlewood volunteers. If you would like to contribute, you can write your own piece as Chris has or send me notes using the contact page or via Whistlewood. By Chris Gregson – 18th June to 22th June. With some cracking weather at last so the build has continued to progressContinue reading “Build diary – week four, more preparation”

Build diary – week three, we have walls

With great pleasure, I am handing this blog over to Whistlewood volunteers. If you would like to contribute, you can write your own piece as Chris has or send me notes using the contact page or via Whistlewood. By Chris Gregson – 11th June to 15th June. We’ve had a very productive week going from first bale toContinue reading “Build diary – week three, we have walls”

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?”

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.