Sunday 22nd Dec '19
Opening the first horreo in Sussex – possibly UK
At the winter solstice celebration, we were delighted to show members around our prototype ‘horreo’. We explained that it was not a biscuit. But a wooden structure on stilts made with chestnut from the woods and built with incredible loving craftmanship by volunteers of all ages over the past few years – including; the frame built by visiting cabinet makers, James Winby, James Gallagher and shaped inside by our current brilliant home-team – Nick, Shaun, Jake, Mark, Nisimo. We have planning permission to build 8 of these in the woods so you will see them being framed in the work-yard and then appearing in the woods – four for visiting families – looking out over the christmas tree field. And four near Bat Park for apprentices. All made by the materials and people to hand – so slowly, slowly…..