The Nesthouse and I are happy to have been featured in an article in Campfire – the online magazine for those who love the outdoors. They have written an excellent little article about Tiny Houses which gives a good contextual overview of this US phenomenon which has been part of my inspiration to create an innovative and sustainable new housing form.
Read the article in Campfire Magazine.
I have designed the Nesthouse as a modular system – each of the three sizes 3.6m, 4.8m and 6.0m comes in a basic form (Live) available with three optional extra modules – Entry, Bathe and Sleep – giving internal areas ranging from 11.5m2 – 32.7m2
After seeing a great piece by the RSPB on trying to help our beleaguered House Sparrows by putting up communal nest boxes – I decided it was time to ‘Practice what you preach’! These cute little birds were a very common site when I was a child – always nesting and chattering around the eaves of the house, but as with many other species they have fallen on hard times and the way we build now does not give them the same nesting opportunities.
We have quite a population of house sparrows here at Shangri La Farm – usually in and around the beech hedge but I don’t know where they actually nest. So as an act of solidarity with the RSPB I rattled up a triple nest box for them…its just scrap OSB but it will be well sheltered under the house eaves…I have finished it with a coat of Osmo’s superb Country Colour which is very similar to Falu red.
OMG#tinyhouse all in a row ha ha – Tiny House Scotland – IS a housing developer after all!!
Further to the previous post – tiny house vacant – this morning I had a wonderful surprise and found our Mallard Mum and her eight ducklings sailing around the big pond at Shangri La – who knows they may even have spent the night in the duck hotel!
Built out of scrap fencing and plywood. So far it has only housed a wasps nest; I haven’t plucked up the courage to actually get some water fowl.