Bringing together our skills in architecture and Permaculture design, Meikleholmside is a family home, set within 45 acres.
The house used traditional building techniques, including green oak construction, and was designed to minimise its environmental footprint during construction and use.
The green oak for the timber frame in the living room was locally sourced. Working with local craftsmen, the frames were carved out on site and assembled using the traditional oak peg technique.
A new processing and office space was completed and commissioned in 2002. Future plans include a series of functional ‘pods’ in the landscape for use as ice houses, chill-out spaces and animal housing.
Permaculture is a design system for creating sustainable human environments…it is the philosophy of working with rather than against nature.
Bill Mollison, co-founder of Permaculture, in Introduction to Permaculture