Ty Gwellt, Wales

A 2 storey loadbearing house near Cardigan, Wales designed & courses by amazonails, built by self-builders in 2010/11

Key data

Province:PembrokeshireCity:LlandygwyddCompletion:2011Type of Construction:LoadbearingDesign/ArchitectureamazonailsClay/Earth plaster:amazonails via training courses plus self-buildersPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
Residential acreage:85m2U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Straw Bale Houses in UK,

A semi-detached loadbearing straw house, with rammed car tyre foundations, self-built near Cardigan, Wales. Designed by amazonails in 2010, based on their standard details which work very well for self-builders, as they are simple and straightforward. They were built by courses run by Rae Parkinson of amazonails and by the owners in 2010/11. They have achieved a very affordable house of a high standard by putting in their own time and effort. The house has a hand-finished look, which adds to its charm and certainly helped to keep the cost down.

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Allan Sutherland

Allan Sutherland