Our HomeHuts project aims to crack a tough nut.  Build anywhere, build or pack away in a day or two, keep it affordable by just about anyone, and make it a home aligned by nature being off grid and with natural materials.  Small but substantial. Duncan Passmore has been working on the Shepherd’s Hut indigenous shelter with Schumacher College in Devon.  It is this scale of space that we want to take through the next round of design and experimentation to make this kind of design modular and easy to move and build.

Watch this space…



Jason Thawley is building Tree Tents.  He worked with us on the groundhouse in brittany

The reason for that was partly a sense of shared vision and partly the amazing quality of the eco lighting solutions he was working on.  It meant that we got some beautiful and special 12 v drop lights for the house, but we also got the benefit of his guidance on mainstream eco bulbs and responsible manufacturers.

So its no surprise to me that Jason, having built his own eco house on a tight building plot in Brighton, has turned his creative focus to rural low impact shelter

He has successfully taken his engineering and design flair into the trees – something I am sure a lot of people are going to be grateful…as Jason says:

Forests ARE our future… and to sustain this future forests need to be used for more than just harvesting timber during their lifetimes”

Daren Howarth