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June 15 2011

Duneland eco village secures planning
John Gilbert Architects have secured planning permission for a 25 home eco village at Findhorn, Moray.

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.“
Six of the homes on offer will be affordable
Six of the homes on offer will be affordable
Using Scottish timber, the houses will have cross-laminated timber floors, breathing wall construction and timber cladding.
Using Scottish timber, the houses will have cross-laminated timber floors, breathing wall construction and timber cladding.

4 Comments

Maureen Cantwell
#1 Posted by Maureen Cantwell on 3 Apr 2012 at 12:37 PM
I have been looking at The Princes Houses which I am interested in but this also attracts me. I live in a flat in London which I am currently selling and would like to live in an Eco property. I do not know how much these would sell for but would like a home which has room for dining/entertaining and a room for my library and office. Also space for guests and family to stay. Can you give me more information about this. Thanks Maureen Cantwell
Maureen Cantwell
#2 Posted by Maureen Cantwell on 3 Apr 2012 at 12:39 PM
For some reason my last comments didn't record. I am interested in more information about this Eco build.
Susan
#3 Posted by Susan on 3 Apr 2012 at 12:46 PM
Maureen - I would contact Duneland Ltd or John Gilbert Architects directly, they will be of more help.
Urban Realm
#4 Posted by Urban Realm on 3 Apr 2012 at 13:06 PM
Hi Maureen, yes, Jonathan Caddy at Duneland is the best person to speak to.
http://www.findhorn.com/nfa/Organisations/Duneland

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