A house built entirely from recycled materials, this cottage in the Welsh countryside is being touted as a blueprint for a more sustainable future.
The building is called the Bwi Millwork Corbels (or the Wyoming Millwork) and it was designed by a local architect, Ewa Jones.
Jones is the co-founder of BWI Millwork and she said the idea came from her own family.
“I am so inspired by the way that our ancestors have lived their lives and how we are able to change our own behaviour, our way of thinking, the way we see the world and how they relate to the world,” Jones told CBC News.
“It’s a really powerful image of what it means to be a local.
You can change the world.
I think we have got to do it.”
Jones said the inspiration for the BWI Corbel came from the family that built the Millwork Estate in Dorset in the late 1700s.
The millwork estate is one of a number of houses built entirely of recycled materials in the country.
The building itself is made of wood and is the site of a large collection of old farm equipment and machinery.
Jones said that it’s not just the barns and barn roofs that are recycled but the whole house.
“When we talk about making a house from recycled material, it means that we can reuse everything, it’s that simple,” Jones said.
“We’re building it from a single piece of scrap wood.
It’s just a really lovely piece of house, and it’s a piece of what we call an old barn.”
What we really love about the barn is that you can have a barn that’s going to last you for a hundred years and then you can make it beautiful.
“Jones says the inspiration to create the house came from an old family story about a farm in the 1960s.
It was a time when people were still living in the villages and their livelihoods were not dependent on the surrounding countryside, so the idea of making a new house from wood and concrete was a great idea.”
That was my idea.
I started looking at it in my mind and realised that I didn’t have that barn on my farm, I didn�t have any kind of roof.
I had no foundation,” Jones recalled.
Jones, who is also the executive director of the B WI Millwork Trust, has lived in Dornoch and Bridgend since her teens.
She started working as a landscape gardener in her teens and eventually found herself working with local farmers and their families in the area.
Jones says she is looking forward to the project.”
The whole idea of a cottage is so incredibly empowering.
You could see the waterfalls and the forests and the rivers and the birds, and they really come alive and it is a beautiful place to be.”