The Cave Co-operative is a sustainable architectural practice founded by Liz Crisp and Vera Hale in 2008. At The Cave Co-operative we work within a social business model. Cave focuses on sustainable construction techniques and design solutions that bring out the full potential of a project. Because we care about you and our planet we do this while minimising environmental impact.
Cave educates and inspires through innovative and functional eco friendly buildings. Creating surroundings our clients and the wider community can enjoy. The Cave Co-operative champions eco friendly projects that involve natural building materials such as straw, cob, timber and stone. At Cave we also specialise in working with the local community, focused towards community build and ownership.
Cave understand the importance of good communication and enjoys a close relationship with their clients. We share our ideas and enthusiasm to create and achieve original, high quality sustainable buildings that are delivered on time and within budget.
Working as a team
Cave is a co-op because we love to work as a team and enjoy involving our clients as much as possible throughout a project. We believe that the best ideas come from an interactive client process. This is not only fun and rewarding for all, but delivers a scheme where the client has complete ownership and understanding of the design and decision process. As well as the fully realised potential of their building.
Cave is able to provide you with a professional, friendly, bespoke service, with over a decade of practical experience and knowledge of sustainable building techniques . The Cave co-operative is experienced in consultancy, full project design and project management. We have a wide range of experience in retro-fitting existing buildings, residential new build and public/commercial builds. These include: eco friendly conversions, sustainable housing development and commercial offices. We also love working on conservation area design, strawbale and cob buildings and city farms.
Where can you see the Cave Co-operative at work?
The Cave Co-operative have a wide range of experiences on various projects worldwide ranging from a Community Garden in Haringey, an adventure playground for disabled children, an Eco-Village in Malawi, a hands-on cob barn conversion in France, retro-fitting existing UK housing stock and eco friendly renovations in the UK and in Holland.