Up a small path on a steep hillside at St Dogmaels, near Cardigan, Pembrokshire, Rachel Shiamh has built a beautiful straw bale house.
The bales are structural, meaning that they are not just infill to a timber frame: they actually carry the weight of floors and roof. There is a video tour round the house on the PermaculturePermaculture is the practice of a sustainable way of living in all its forms. In the UK the coordinating body is the Permaculture Association web site. It won a the Grand Designs Eco Home of the year award.