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A Low Impact Woodland Home

Friday, February 23rd, 2007 by | Filed Under: Cool Sites

Well, I ran across this site in my Web travels and it was so interesting, I just had to share it with you. It was the picture that drew me into exploring this site. It looks like a fairy’s cottage or a hobbit’s home and it’s just so lovely. So, now I’m sharing it with you all!

You’ll find navigation along the top. Each tab leads to a different section. Shall we go through them?!

Home – Here you will find an image of the house (the one that lured me in), as well as, key information about the house. You’ll learn that it is a low impact home, meaning that it was built with ultimate regard for nature.

How – Here you can find images of the building process from when it was a pristine site to the first hole in the ground to the end of the project. Each picture has an explanation to go with it, so you know exactly what stage of the project you are looking at and what was going on with it at different times.

Plans – Want to see what it looked like on paper before it all began? Then check it out here. You get two images of the plans for this house.

Family – This is where you can see the people who live in the house. This section is mostly pictures.

Interview – This is where you can read an interview that an art student did of the owner/builder of the house. It’s a very interesting read, although there are some grammar and spelling mistakes, which leads me to believe that the questions are in a translation format.

Context – Here you will find an article by Tony Wrench about planning permission and low impact living.

All in all, this is a very interesting concept that you can see for yourself. I’m not sure that it would be the way of life for me. I like my creature comforts, but it’s still very interesting and thought provoking. Check it out!

~ Amanda

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