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Building Easterways

Finally the Book written by Gavin Bedford, Jose Rietveld and Richard Hickman is out and ready to order. Here is how:

Please state your name and address for delivery on our contact form.  Cost per book is £8.99 plus £2.95 post and package.

Payment should be made to Broadhempston CLT Account number 20331274

Sort code 16-58-10

Put as reference your full name.

Books will be dispatched after payment is cleared.


It’s been a long time…..

Well hasn’t been a long time, just over 2 years now since sign off and all six families have moved into their spacious airy and modern homes. The houses were at different stages of being finished. After the build I must say that it has taken some time getting over the long and exhausting period of building the six houses.

But since moving in the house builders have been busy finishing off inside and outside and also spending quality time in the lovely spaces.

Some of us have also been busy with spreading the word by hosting tours for interested possible housebuilders, attending talks and most importantly writing a book about the experience.

The book will be shortly available to order on this site, so watch this space!

Building the Foundations

The ground works for the site started in January 2015. For the groundworks we employed a local building firm from Ashburton, called Brayshaw Developments Limited. We have contracted them to build the access road to the houses, the site drainage and the 6 foundations for the houses.


Opening the site entrance

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Building the Compost Toilet

The Willow Box aka Compost Toilet

The Willow Box aka Compost Toilet

In order to meet our planning conditions and before we could begin construction, Broadhempston CLT had to provide onsite welfare for the self-builders. So as usual we wanted to do this as cheaply as possible. So instead of paying for a Porter Loo during the construction period we decided to make a compost toilet instead.

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