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Earthed Sustainable Building, Design and Education

Earthed are artists and builders specialising in cob, roundpole timber framing, lime, and stonework.

Earthed undertake private and funded projects, run educational workshops and renovation /repair work.

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Projects: Earthed News 2013
'Sunwheel House'
The wettest Summer on record for 100 years according to the MET office and with Carmarthen being one of the wettest places we have ever built, we had the ominous task of building a 3 bedroom cob and hempcrete house for clients in these rather 'trying' conditions! Needless to say it is one project that will be hard to forget for numerous reasons!

The unique natural build is ‘ of the landscape’. The mass of the cob walls give the overall look a solid feel rooted to the ground from which it grows.
Curvilinear features reflect the flowing forms of nature (both exterior and interior such as the gentle curved window reveals) and will be enhanced by the soft lime and earth plasters and natural finishes.
The Douglas fir waney edge timber panels (with hempcrete insulation) on the North/South side of the house provides a natural and textural contrast to the cob walls which will age from a sandy colour to a beautiful shade of sliver.
The half round timbered balcony and internal staircase were a great success and fitted well with the thick mass cob walls.
The handmade oak and cedar window sills and boards complemented the pitchpine framed stained glass windows.
At the heart of the house lies a beautiful Rumford fireplace where the residual warmth reaches the upstairs bedrooms.
The wildflower living roof will continue to change over the seasons complimenting the natural landscape around the house. The house hugs the side of the hill making the structure invisible from the road above.


Published Dec 11, 2012 - 07:00 PM

Natural Building Events: 2013 Projects/ Workshop Programme/ Events
2013 WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

We have no workshops yet confirmed for 2013. We hope to be running a couple on a house build project in Scotland so if you are interested please contact us and we can add you to our mailing list.

EVENTS 2013

EBUK conference 2013
We will be attending the 3rd Annual EBUK conference and AGM 1-2 Feb in Devon. We invite you to join us and get involved in discussion on both new and old earth building in the UK and abroad:-
"From spaces to places – Building with earth will highlight new and best practice, the methods and creativity necessary to achieve new structures and experience in conserving the old..."
Please visit the EBUK website for further information about the conference and the Speakers involved. www.ebuk.uk.com/index.php/


Published Dec 11, 2012 - 06:28 PM



It rained and rained and rained The average fall was well maintained And when the tracks were simple bogs It started raining cats and dogs After a drought of half an hour We had a most refreshing shower And then the most curious thing of all A gentle rain began to fall Next day but one was fairly dry Save for one deluge from the sky Which wetted the party to the skin And then at last the rain set in....

-- Anonymous

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