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

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Anglo Saxon Vernacular Building

Skylarks Nature Reserve, Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire

RIBA STAGE: 7 - IN USE

Completed 2017

The Vernacular Building, or the Farmhouse, is an outdoor classroom space inspired by Anglo-Saxon construction techniques. The Scots Pine for the framework (and the Douglas Fir for the doors) was felled, milled, cut and installed by Hill Holt Wood and is held together using oak pegs.

Environmental Aspects: Local Timber, Aggregate Foundations, Shingle Roofing, Handcrafted Doors, Engaging a volunteer workforce, reusing excavated earth.