This is an impressive structure on many fronts.  At Batemans, the National trust is trying to create flower rich hay meadow, the hotel is part of the plan.

Its structure is both clever and simple.  The builders have used material that you can find any where and is generally considered to be rubbish.  Four pallets stacked one on top of each other.  Stuffed with straw, hay and wool for warmth and security. They also contain tubes of various sizes consisting of old hosepipe, bamboo and other plants with hollow stems.

Laid on top of the structure is bricks from redundant storage heaters.  These add weight and store heat.  The whole thing is topped of with wood chips.  Wood chips adsorb moisture, generate heat, provide habitat and food as they compost.



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