EARTH SHELTER

Our client for this earth shelter is inspired to start a new, sustainable and self reliant lifestyle on her own land in the west country, including permaculture and renewable energy. To realise this dream a new home has been proposed on a small but beautiful site in an area of outstanding landscape value. The challenge of this brief was to to create an unobtrusive sustainable off grid home which will blend into the unique and fragile landscape. Our building will be hidden within the hillside, super insulated and built using a blend of cutting edge technology and natural materials. Heating and water will be provided by a woodburning cooking stove and the need for electricity is being removed as far as possible. A nearby river offers potential for hydro electric power with a possible collaboration between our client and surrounding landowners to create a mutually beneficial scheme. We are proud to be offered the opportunity to deliver this unique sustainable building and supporting infrastructure in what we believe creates a harmonious enhancement to the landscape. The spirit of our service is encompassed in the details of this project and we are delighted to have the opportunity to deliver it to our client .


"Andy and Chau have been a joy to work with. From the onset I had very clear ideas about elements of my project but had no idea how to pull them together to make them work. They listened well, but also drew out of me the drive behind my dream, resulting in a suberb bespoke home while also considering the surrounding environment and fullfilling all my needs. My wish list was very individual but they have never made me feel I was asking for too much."