New solar panels in the snow

11th year off grid

Our site is totally off grid, even in the snow! For 10 years we've been running our site on wind and solar power. With new solar panels this year we'll be making more hot water than... more

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Massive shingle xylophone

Wooden roof for a wooden house

  We made a massive wooden xylophone on the roof of our house.   The upper roof of our new house is covered in 7000 wooden shingles.  They are made from Sweet Chestnut which... more

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house raising 4

House raising

It's up... the frame of our new timber framed house! Over a beautiful sunny weekend back in May we were joined by a huge group of family and friends for the house raising of our new... more

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Milling timber for our new house

House building begins

This summer we were super excited to finally begin building our new house.  Hooray! We are building a traditional timber framed house that we have designed ourselves.  Naturally, it is yurt... more

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Replenishing the woodstack

Stacking wood

The last couple of weeks has been spent replenishing the stack to keep you all warm in your yurts and train Carriage.  This big pile should be enough to last for the next two years.  It will... more

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sunrise over the orange yurrt

Sunrise at the end of the season

Here's a beautiful picture of the sun rising over our yurts on the last day of our season.  From this yurt you have a huge uninterrupted view of the mountains. One of the nicest things to do... more

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Train Carriage and gorse flowers

Gorse flowers and cherry blossom

Easter is only a few days away and the gorse flowers are glowing a rich yellow down by the Train Carriage.   In a week or two the bluebells will pop out and join them to truly welcome in the... more

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Autumn leaves

Autumn colours

What a beautiful month October was!  The sun shone as the leaves slowly turned rusty red and orange.  It was a great end to another fun year. We have taken our yurts down and packed them... more

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Daffodils in the snow

  So, we've oiled the yurt frames, laid the floors and begun to raise our yurts ready for the year ahead.  It's a great feeling to see our yurt field coming together again as the yurts... more

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Snowy days

  Our new barn is coming on well and is now watertight.  We've put vertical Larch cladding on the walls and this week have been putting corrugated tin on the roof.  I've been up to my... more

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