Recent Posts by Alice Willitts

Building & Sculpting with Cob

Cob is a building material that has quite literally stood the test of time with some cob structures dating back to the 13th century! It consists of a mixture of sand, clay, straw, and water...
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Building a Woodland Composting Toilet

A composting toilet is an odourless, natural, organic way of disposing of bodily fluids, that uses no water or chemicals. A compost toilet works by separating liquids & solids, storing them in different tanks...
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The Wonder of Wood Fair

We are excited to announce The Wonder of Wood, Cambridge's first wood fair! The Wonder of Wood is a collaborative effort between Artisan Structures, Burwash Manor and WonderWood & Foxcotte. Born out of our collective love for craftsmanship and the outdoors, we wanted to create an event that was enjoyable, educational and involved. The event…
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Building the Hobbit House that became Chestnut Cottage was such fun to design and build. Everyone mucked in and we tried out new skills creating a little gem of a building that makes us and everyone who visits smile and smile and then smile some more!Here we all are mixing the cob for the walls. Walls and roof…
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