What is a Cobwood Roundhouse?
Well its a handmade building Constructed around an Oak ‘Henge’ Frame they have walls 40cm thick made using the ancient method of Cob (Soil, Sharp sand, Hay, Lime, and water) and wood, and an amazing self supporting ‘Reciprocal’ roof frame 30cm thick and supporting a real flowering meadow. These tried and tested buildings have been designed to withstand Continental weather systems of freezing Winters and baking Summers. They are made from 3-6 metres in diameter (internal floor space) but can be much bigger (up to 12 metres in diameter). They are made with a mixture of reclaimed Stained glass leaded windows and double glazed round windows as well as wooden flooring and solid Oak doors, giving them a real Middle Earth Hobbit feel with each one being unique.
In using pre medievial building techniques and locally sourced materials these are the ultimate green eco building and take a team of 3 about 9-14 weeks to make. Prices are varied due to size, access, distance, and specification
Solar Power or mains electricity, wood burning stove, and sanitation are optional extras.
What’s it for?
These beautiful, versatile and unique buildings can be commissioned from me and can be just a small garden Snug or scaled up to be something much bigger, more sophisticated and have a multitude of uses such as: Environmental School Classroom, Garden office, Den, Dwelling, Kiosk, Summer house, Holiday Let, Bar, Studio, Shop, Retreat, the list goes on. We can make you one either on its own or as part of a landscape design.