Posts Categorized: Projects

Roundwood framing update – ecohut

Since last year’s blog on Adrian Leaman’s roundwood timber framing course, I have had the pleasure to be involved with the live project of fellow roundwooder Ellen Scrimgeour. This is the construction of a small shelter for children from Highgate Primary School to use at their self-maintained allotment site nearby. The building will be used… Read more »

Hastings Country Park – New Visitor Centre

Cave has been appointed by Hastings Borough Council to work with Groundwork South, the council and the community on a new sustainable, community built visitor centre in Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve. The new facility will aim to educate visitors about this unique part of the Jurassic coastline…

Camp Cob Update!

Above you can see the recent developments at camp cob, lots of beautiful new carpentry and some expert cobbing from John and Pascaline! This year we’re going to be dealing with ‘Clay Mountain’ and yep you guessed it, making more bricks! For all of the many digging fans there will be lots for you to… Read more »

Malawi eco-village update

Caves eco village project in Malawi for our clients The Landirani Trust (soon to be renamed African Vision Malawi) has been coming on in leaps and bounds. Last year saw the first three buildings finished on site. The first building being a home for the security guard, the second a home for the project manager, the third pictured above is the Children’s creche and canteen, with indoor classroom/play space, dispensary, store and kitchen.

Lime render splendour!

The latest from our BREEAM excellent project currently on site in Ham, Richmond. Limecrete slab is in, load bearing strawbale walls are up and Lime render coats are on! Next week the living roof goes on! Watch this space for planting lists and tips…

Strawbale Building Course this weekend!

Come and try your hand at the most sustainable and accessible construction method around at this BREEAM ‘excellent’ project in Ham! It’s 3 action packed days of information, real building and fun! All for £195 (including veggie lunch and tea breaks). Contact us at or for more info.

Yorda planning application approved!

Great news in the Cave camp this week as the planning application for the Yorda Adventure Playground for young people with disabilities is approved! Above you can see Laura from Yorda and I very scientifically testing out existing pieces of kit in the borough. All in the name of R&D you understand and absolutely no… Read more »

Harmony Gardens on site and underway!

After winning the Peoples Millions earlier this year, the Harmony Gardens in Tottenham are now on site and under construction all using the power of community volunteers! Thanks to the hard work of the fantastic people at Back2Earth, this project is soon to be a beautiful reality. Consisting of two separate gardens; one food producing… Read more »