Circular Garden room

Written by Allan Sutherland

Loadbearing garden room with sleeping platform & woodburning stove. Designed & courses by Amazon Nails, self build

Key data

Province:West YorkshireCity:WrenthorpeCompletion:2007Type of Construction:LoadbearingDesign/ArchitectureAmazon NailsClay/Earth plaster:Amazona NailsStraw Builder:Amazon Nails, Trainer Barbara JonesPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
Residential acreage:38,5m2U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Projects UK,
More about this Straw Bale House

A gorgeous circular garden/chill out space, the inspiration of a couple in their 50s who built this themselves with the help of courses and mentoring by Amazon Nails. Also designed by Amazon Nailsl, it has a sleeping platform with a skylight, and a woodburning stove on the ground floor. Foundations are of brick and lime mortar, with a timber floor, loadbearing straw walls, timber windows and a cedar shingle roof. External plaster is lime and inside is clay. It cost around £12,000 to build as most of the labour was free.

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Allan Sutherland