Shrub Farm

This single storey loadbearing straw cottage with solar PV was self-built by Richard and Stacey as a holiday let in Stowmarket, Suffolk. Built on their Grade II listed farm, the two bedroom cottage is an idyllic getaway.

With no prior building experience, Richard and Stacey designed the cottage themselves with the help of a local architect, taking inspiration from Barbara’s book ‘Building with Straw’ and design details from the Straw Works website. There is a clay plaster internally and a lime render on the external walls. The build took them three years and was completed in 2018. You can read their build blog and book a stay here.