Steam bending the train carriage roof

Happy New Year!
We’ve had a fun winter which started with packing the yurts away and storing them dry before we put them up again in the spring. We carried on working as soon as possible converting the old train carriage into The Train Carriage. This will be a new place for guests to stay, it will sleep 2 adults with a pull-out bed for little ones. There will be a new page on our website soon with more details.

The pictures show us steam bending the wood to make the curved rafters and then cladding the roof. We have used sheep’s wool insulation all round so it will be really cosy. Mossy and Wren enjoyed playing around on the soft roof! The roof will then be covered with turf so that it will have lots of flowers and grasses growing on it by the summer, maybe even a strawberry or two.

The roof was made watertight just before Christmas so that we could start work cladding the interior. You can get an idea of how it might look inside from the photo. There will be a nice big bed at one end and a woodburner at the other with lots of windows looking out over the Cambrian Mountains.

Tomorrow we’ll begin laying the floor with reclaimed boards from a dance studio. I’ll show you how it looks in a few days!

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