Eco building

I watched the Grand Designs programme on a house built underground in the Lake District this evening and the end result seemed to lack any real fun or intrigue. While I was at Hautbois Girl Guide centre last week I was shown around their planned eco-village which has its main building about a third completed and the rest of the village in very early planning stages. My favourite eco-village of all still remains Cae Mabon in Snowdonia, once visited never forgotten, it still holds special memories of sitting telling stories round a fire in an iron age round house. Here is a quite recent story of how it all came to be and how Eric Maddern created such a magical place:

 

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