Duneland eco village secures planning
June 15 2011
Working with Duneland Ltd, a social enterprise set up to protect local sand dunes and maram grass whilst developing the ecovillage - a mixture of two and three bedroom flats and houses
Part of the Findhorn Foundation’s estate the development will commit residents to a communal lifestyle of shared laundry, common room, bike shop and gardens which also serve to increase the sustainability aspect of the plans.
Built primarily from timber each home will benefit from air source heat pumps, sunspaces, sunpipes and low energy windows and doors.
John Gilbert said “We started with a charette to pin down the major design issues and this helped build trust with our clients. Duneland wanted something different and we have enjoyed responding to their desire for design on a human scale and development based on ecological principles.“
Using Scottish timber, the houses will have cross-laminated timber floors, breathing wall construction and timber cladding.
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