CURRENT: The Little Welsh House

Machynlleth, 2018

This is the current project I am working on, that is due to be finished this autumn. Working with Steph, the owner and self builder I came into this project to complete the internal finishing work – carpentry and clay plaster.

A full height kitchen living area with a mezzanine over the bedroom, bathroom and hallway gives this home a real sense of space. Beautiful natural clay plaster walls, finished with a hard wearing breathable glaze. The kitchen worktops are local slate and the internal frame and finishing timber is local douglas fir.

It has been such a pleasure to work on this simply and beautifully designed house. I have paid attention to ensuring that the structural frame of this house is celebrated in the finish design. Showing the work and love that was put into it by Steph, her Mum and the many other people who have been involved in building this wonderful home. 

Skye Tiny House

Isle of Skye, 2015-16

 

Glenbrittle Cafe & Shop Refit

Glenbrittle, Isle of Skye – 2017

When we came to work on this cafe it was a steel agriculture;l barn with a makeshift shop at one end. We took everything out, carefully salvaging the materials we could for the refit. 

The stunning floor you see in the picture has been reclaimed claimed from the local Dunvegan Castle. The workshop is made from reclaimed scaffold boards, and a poured resin worktop. 

The design of this project was centred around fun and making use of what we was available. We created a quirky and stylish place which serves the best coffee on the Isle of Skye. 

Bothan Cosaig, Strawbale House

Isle of Skye – 2016/17

A pionneering project – the first straw bale house on Skye. Built in collaboration with the owner, Nicola and her son Callum. I provided carpentry, natural building and project management for this beautiful one bedroom bothy. 

We prioritised strength and durability to withstand the wild, wet and windy Scottish Highlands. And created a cosy, warm bothy as a home for Callum. 

The straw bales carry the load of the roof in this building providing warm insulating walls. It is clad with local larch on one gable and lime render wrapping the remaining three walls. 

Internally there is an open plan full height living and kitchen area, a cosy bedroom and spacious bathroom under a mezzanine which gives lots of extra storage space. Light streams in through the roof lights and the big expansive windows facing the stunning view of the sound of sleat.