3 Hares Farm, Somerset
In the summer of 2021 we designed and built 2 building at 3 Hares Farm, a new diverse farm starting on some land south of Bristol.
A straw bale building was constructed to be the kitchen, office, meetings and packing room for the farm. This building used straw from the next door farm for its walls, and clay for the digging of the foundations on its walls. Epitomising the low impact focus of the farm.
The second building was a massive timber frame (Grindbygg style) barn for general use on the farm, as well as events they hold. Grindbygg is the traditional nordic (Viking) method for constructing large span buildings, utilising round wood poles and pegs to make traditional joints. The roof is curved at the ridge and eaves, softening this impressively large building.