Design:HHW is a branch of Hill Holt Wood, an off-grid Social Enterprise in Lincolnshire

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April 6, 2018

As part of our Growing Up Green Project, this week, Hill Holt Wood hosted students from the Humanitarian Architecture Society of the University of Sheffield. The group had visited previously last June to assist with the hempcrete casting in the Bunkhouse porch. The thr...

October 23, 2017

Since September, we've been hard at work at Skylarks Nature Reserve on the outskirts of Nottingham. The task at hand, to design and build a timber frame building with inspiration drawn from the late Anglo-Saxon period. So with the help of volunteers from Skylarks Exper...

October 11, 2017

This week the team have been teaching our signature strawbale and reciprocal roof workshops to over 200 students of local Lincolnshire schools. We've had lots of fun meeting such enthusiastic students from all over the county who have been keen to learn a little bit ab...

September 22, 2017

This week, the team at Hill Holt Wood have been hard at work hosting an entire year group of Year 7’s from the Sir William Robertson Academy. The five-day camping event allows the young people to get to know others in their year group in a hands-on, outdoors, and most-...

July 25, 2017

In a village in North West Leicestershire, an exposed apex timber frame sits awkwardly on the bend of the street, surrounded by scaffolding and bits of timber. Unlike the usual building site that may be waiting on a delivery of Kingspan and brick, our host Lloyd inform...

June 26, 2017

The completion of build projects The Riseholme Summerhouse and Flintham Scout Shelter concludes a busy period for the design team, followed by a new wave of design projects to get their teeth stuck into.

The Summerhouse in Riseholme has been with Design:HHW since 2...

June 20, 2017

The week of the 12th marked the start of Clayfest – a festival celebrating the many applications of Mud! Held at the Heritage Skills Centre within the boundaries of Lincolnshire Castle, the Design Team along with some of Hill Holt Woods Rangers and Learners attended ov...