Our Achievements

The First UK Strawbale House with Planning Permission The first strawbale home ever to receive planning permission in the UK was this one, built in 1996 by self builder Brian Stinchcombe, with the help of Barbara Jones. Built using big ‘jumbo bales’, it took eight people to move one bale, but under Barbara’s direction the walls and roof plate were built …

Pitch to Rich – Vote for us!

It’s the day before voting in the Pitch to Rich competition ends http://tinyurl.com/cqgll69 and I am still suffering from shingles, the most painful thing to have happened to me in a long time, surprising as I’m not someone who generally gets ill. But the team here at HQ were busy last night, making a video featuring the 3 little pigs …

Others agree!

I’ve just read this interview below with Thich Nhat Hanh that I’d like to share. We have to start with ourselves, with what we are able to do, and be kind to ourselves for the things we can’t change yet. http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh-love-climate-change?intcmp=239

We CAN do something about climate change

I went to see Chasing Ice on Sunday, about James Balog’s visionary quest to record the loss of global ice in photographs, clear proof that human beings have caused climate change. His photographs are both awesome and terrifying, cataloguing as they do the dramatic loss of glacial ice in the last few years compared with the last hundred, and the …