Roundhuts

Revolutionary Structures*

In these exciting times of energy descent and cultural metamorphosis, Roundhuts are robust and cosy portals into a new and ancient way of being.

Shaped from natural materials using basic hand-tools and gentle processes, these wild structures are light-footed, One-Planet creations.

They offer extremely accessible, ultra-low-impact shelter for anyone seeking to move into a closer relationship with the land.

And if you’re not into full revolution just yet, the huts make a unique garden room, meditation chamber/yoga space, green study, recording studio, natural play space, etc etc.

 

Simple Design

  • Sizes between 11ft and 18ft internal diameter = 95 -255 sqft

  • Insulated wooden platform

  • Circular strawbale wall

  • Three large windows

  • Reciprocal frame green roof

  • Earthen plaster

  • Spacious overhang for porch / storage

  • Easy to fit woodburner or open hearth

 

Soul-Nurturing Shelter

  • Earth-friendly

  • Great fun to build in a friendly group

  • Wonderfully easy to heat and maintain

  • Gentle on the eye, blending almost invisibly into any natural environment

  • Healing and nourishing circular-living spaces

  • Massively simplifying

     

    Pop-Up Properties

    They can be built in as little as 10 days by a work party of 10-12 people and have an estimated life-span of 25 years.

    Cost varies depending on size and other factors, ranging from £1,000-£23,000. This may seem like a vague range, because it is. There really are many factors, particularly the sizing combined with whether the build is run as a learning experience or as a more conventional construction process.

    Roundhuts make comfortable homes for one or two humble earth-dwellers. For larger family ensembles, two or more circles can be built adjoining to create a figure-of-eight infinity-loop hut. Beyond that, more elaborate cosmic geometries could easily be created for extended tribes: I have fun imagining some of the crop circle designs as ground plans for roundhut complexes of the future!

    So, while living in such a basic dwelling does have its challenges, what I think is really great about these huts is that:

      • They are Earth-friendly, made from mostly very simple natural materials and built using only basic hand-tools.

      • They are very inexpensive to create, to maintain, and to live in, eliminating the need for lifelong debt and wage-slavery, allowing more freedom to do the work that one loves and offer one’s gifts and talents to the world.

      • They occasion a close relationship to the elements, the seasons, natural rhythms and cycles, offering shelter without cutting one off from the encompassing web of life.

    To find out about commissioning a roundhut, hosting or participating in a roundhut-building course or work party or for any other roundhut-related enquiries, please get in touch.


    Special thanks to the Earth Pathways Diary for awarding £500 seed-funding for tools and equipment to help make roundhuts and teach the gentle art of hut-building.


    *Planning restrictions may apply