Straw Bale Bunkhouse – work is now underway!

Work is now starting on our Straw Bale Bunkhouse!
We need this new building as our existing porta cabins are simply inadequate for our
volunteers, our adults with learning disabilities who attend our care
farm, and the young people on our youth project. The porta cabins are
draughty, cold and simply too small for the growing needs of our
community. Moreover, our educational visits are growing each year.
We welcome schools from Market Drayton, surrounding villages and as
far away as Wolverhampton. We offer memorable experiences that educate
and inform the next generation and we want to do more.

This Bunkhouse will honour Arthur Hollins legacy, both in its ecological
construction but also in what it represents. A place that is built by
the community for the community.
This straw bale bunkhouse is going to be constructed using environmentally sustainable techniques. It will have car tyre foundations, a Roundwood timber frame construction, and straw bale walls covered in clay and lime plasters, plus natural sheep’s wool insulation.

Please watch this space as we update you on our progress, we are in
the very early stages and things will get very exciting over the next
few months! If you are interested in getting hands on and
volunteering with us on our build, please email your details to