A Roundwood Cottage by Ben Law


Like many others when Alan Griffiths saw Ben Law's cottage in Prickly Nut Woods he fell in love with the architecture and its sustainability credentials. Like Ben's own home, all the structural wood and the cedar shingles were grown locally and the clay plasters came from the land the house sits on.


The straw and sheep's wool insulation came from the neighbour's farm. Alan's cottage, called Withyfield Cottage, is on a working dairy farm on the edge of the South Downs National Park in England.