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monkeychad



Joined: 01 Jul 2005
Posts: 5
Location: York
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 05 8:58 am    Post subject: Celtic roundhouse as garden shed  Reply with quote    

I've got an allotment that's badly in need of a shed to keep me and my tools safe and warm through the winter. I was watching the BBC programme 'Guerilla Homes', and saw the amazing eco-home that someone had built using a celtic roundhouse as a templete. It got me thinking 'I could do that'.
Does anyone know the laws of what constitutes a shed, and if I'd be able to get away with it on an allotment site? One of the main messages from 'Guerilla Homes' was do it first, then hide until you're told it's illegal, so I don't want to ask the allotment association as I'm sure there'll be alot of chin scratching and sharp intakes of breath.

mrsnesbitt



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 1574

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 05 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

can you post a piccie?
Somebody in our village has a round hut thing .........
sorry to be over technical!

cab



Joined: 01 Nov 2004
Posts: 32429

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 05 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Can you be a bit more specific about what you mean by 'celtic roundhouse'? Are we talking a ring of posts, wattle and daub with thatch roof?

nora



Joined: 20 Mar 2005
Posts: 1539
Location: West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 05 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://www.alternativetechnology.org.uk/biodiversity/primroseroundhouse.htm
This is a round shed type building near me. If you contacted the alternative technology centre they would be able to let you know about planning permission and whether or not they needed it.
Beautiful building isn't it, I walked past it yesterday and its really blended in to its surroundings now (I think its been there 2 or 3 years).

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 22789
Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 05 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That is looking nice now, Nora, isn't it. We left HB just after the main structure had gone up and they had started work on the garden. It must have really transformed that stretch of the canal.

nora



Joined: 20 Mar 2005
Posts: 1539
Location: West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 05 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes Judith, it does look good. That old derelict mill opposite has been 'improved' into luxury apartments so its all been looking like the building site that it has been. All looking very civilized now though.

monkeychad



Joined: 01 Jul 2005
Posts: 5
Location: York
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 05 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cab. Specifically, what I want is a small building with a turf roof made from reclaimed (ie - free) materials, round, something that looks like it's grown out of the earth and free of anything environmentally damaging. Whattle and daub is probably the way to go. My concern is that it'll look bulkier than a shed, so may attract attention of planners and bureaucrats.

nora. Thanks for the link. It's a beautiful house, on a much bigger scale than what I'm intending. I'll try and get to Rochdale for a peek sometime.

mrsnesbitt. There's a pic and loads of cool info here

nora



Joined: 20 Mar 2005
Posts: 1539
Location: West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 05 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Monkeychad-don't go to Rochdale!! it's in Hebden Bridge down by the (Rochdale) canal in the centre.
Maybe you could scale it down a bit to make your shed?

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