Episode 22: New Beginnings

Simon Dale and Jasmine Saville start the first natural building on the Lammas site.

Months on from being granted planning permission, and four of the families are now living on site, with the other 5 families rounding up their affairs and getting ready to move. The trackways and water networks are under construction and some of the families have begun building. The autumn weather has been kind to so far and whilst the weather turns colder, activity on the land is beginning to warm up. Lammas is starting to take shape.

Lammas attained planning permission to build an ecovillage in Wales which combines the traditional smallholding model with the latest innovations in environmental design, green technology and permaculture.The proposal is for a new settlement of 9 eco-smallholdings, a campsite and a community hub building. It is sited on 76 acres of mixed pasture and woodland next to the village of Glandwr, Pembrokeshire.

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