Our biggest building project so far is the construction of a red cedar timber build in Petersfield. The project has been ongoing since 2010, developing along with the Whitelands Project itself.

Constructed from trees planted in 1957, when the majority of the woodland was red cedar plantation, the house serves as a testament to the great effort of clearing the site of non-native planted species.

Using locally sourced straw bails for insulation, all materials for the build have been sourced from within 20 miles (with the exception of french clay roof tiles due to financial constraints).

Despite many setbacks, overcoming timing constraints, and even a sawmill fire, the house is progressing day by day.

Great things take time…