The CountrySOLE Project, Eardisley

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change

Location

Borderwood Farm, Eardisley
Hereford
County Of Herefordshire
HR3 6LR

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Opening times

2 - 4 Oct 2015
Saturday, 3 October, 2015 - 10:00 to 17:00

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

The CountrySOLE Project
“Living Simply So That Others May Simply Live”
 

ABOUT THE PROJECT 

The challenge we set for ourselves was to build sustainable houses using, as much as possible, renewable, reusable, reused and biodegradable materials, and to build a living system which would have the least impact on the environment.  There were many ethical and practical considerations to grapple with and we’re not sure that we have always attained the right balance, but we have tried hard to work through the difficulties. We would have liked to be able to buy everything from local sources but often the materials or the expertise has not been available. 

The Little Wood House is equipped with a wood burning Rayburn cooking stove, powered by solar (PV) and wind energy and has state of the art composting toilets.Greywater treatment and usage

THE GARDEN & FARM
We have planted several hundred trees within the plot to replace (theoretically) those used in the buildings and eventually to provide a source of firewood and timber. More trees are being planted to maintain the balance.  We have created a circular garden with symbolic significance  -  a central octagonal pool which will raise fish for eating; raised beds radiate from the centre to the 8 main points of the compass, with triangular beds between. We grow fruit, vegetables and flowers following permaculture principles. 

Carey and Jeff Glyn-Jones

http://www.countrysole.org.uk/

 

This home is one of 8 open homes in Kington. We are trying to make travel between these 8 Kleen Eco Open Buildings locations in the NW of Herefordshire as simple as possible and many are within walking distance of each other. A shuttle transport service may be available between the more distant Kleen events depending on demand.This would allow you to start from the public car parks or bus stop in Kington, Mill Street.

Please contact Gordon Coppock at least 2 weeks in advance, via kleen@live.co.uk or via 01544 232722 if you would like to make use of this transport so that we can organise it.

 

Location

Borderwood Farm, Eardisley
Hereford
County Of Herefordshire
HR3 6LR

View on map

Opening times

2 - 4 Oct 2015
Saturday, 3 October, 2015 - 10:00 to 17:00

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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Part of the Green Open Homes network