An unconventional house with a turfed roof in Pembrokeshire has come onto the market with an asking price of £140,000.
The building was constructed back in the 1970s, but it now has solar power and may still be considered to be an eco-friendly inspiration by some people. For example, builders in Cheshire may be won over by elements of the design.
Christopher Day, the architect, was behind the project and partial self-sufficiency was always a motivating factor. Mr. Day had tried to make the most out of a site which featured an old ruin. His aim was to work with the landscape that was in proximity with the Gwaun Valley.
The property is being sold by John Francis. The business has the idea that environmentalists could be impressed by what is available. Manager Wendy Kelly has told Wales Online:
“This is a really unique property set in the most stunning setting, and standing in approximately 1/4 acres of garden. Christopher Day, is renowned for designing buildings in accordance with his ecological principles and he built this cottage on the site of a ruined chapel.”
Ms. Kelly has said that the property has been connected with hobbits in conversation. More seriously, she has pointed out that a new roof was put on the building in 2003. The intention is to sell the house soon, by auction if necessary.
The lounge has a fire as a feature, but the electricity flows from solar power. The water supply is provided by a spring. Insulation is assisted by the provision of double-glazing.