Down to Earth run active inclusion projects in Swansea, South Wales. They use natural building and adventure activities as a means to engage and support a range of community groups.
This large community building, which can accommodate up to 70 people, is a hub for their Little Bryn Gwyn site. It was self built by volunteers who received straw and clay training from SNaB in 2015. The project is testament to the potential of so-called ‘hard to reach’ and vulnerable adults who built their own training facilities to exceptional sustainability standards.
The timber and straw structure is framed with round pole larch, with the reciprocal roof creating a light airy space. It has a Welsh ash floor and clay plaster on the walls. You can learn more about Down to Earth’s work on sustainability and inclusion on their website here.