10 Jul '11, 12pm

Happy Birthday Lammas: A lot of people for nine homes The Pembrokeshire community Lammas – hailed as Britain’s f...

Happy Birthday Lammas: A lot of people for nine homes The Pembrokeshire community Lammas – hailed as Britain’s f...

A lot of people for nine homes The Pembrokeshire community Lammas – hailed as Britain’s first low-impact, low emissions settlement — is celebrating its second birthday. With its wood-and-wool structures, it could be a village from the 18th Century or the latest Hobbit movie. But the residents of pioneering West Wales eco-community Lammas believe it may just provide a glimpse of the Wales of the future… It took Lammas pioneer Paul Wimbush four years and a planning appeal to win permission for the village, which is now home to former teachers, engineers, shop owners and even a political researcher. Having spent years living in other sustainable communities around Britain, he has been instrumental in developing a model that can be replicated across Wales based on innovative environmental design, permaculture and green technology. “For £60,000 I have got everything you could h...

Full article: http://www.off-grid.net/2011/07/10/happy-birthday-lammas/

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