June 28, 2019

Providing an eco experience – from Jo at Devon Dens

When we built Devon Dens it was never a case of, “let’s put some cabins in a woodland and, oh why not do some eco stuff?” It was always “Let’s create an off-grid, beautiful site with an ethical ethos running right through the core.” We wanted something…

Big Sky Retreat – sustainable building and land management

Alison and Scott bought the Devon property that would become Big Sky Retreat in 1990, after travelling all over the world. They have a passion for sustainability, but recognise the constraints of practicality they need to work within. This is how they do it:   The build Both of our spaces…

Growing your very own wildflower meadow

Many of our owners have beautiful wildflower meadows as part of their site. These not only offer habitats for lots of wildlife but are also an attractive feature for anybody looking to escape the city and immerse themselves in the countryside for the weekend.  Our friends at Meadow Mania have…

Swallowtail Hill – using glamping to educate

Christopher and Sarah moved to their farm in East Sussex in search of a more rural lifestyle. Sarah freely admits that she’d, “only had a guinea pig as a pet” before moving out of London and into the country, but they soon acquired an extensive menagerie of goats, pigs…

Soil Association – the benefits of buying organic for your space

The organic market is now worth £2.33 billion and the UK is spending £45 million on organic produce and products every week.  It’s the highest value ever placed on the organic market in seven years of continuous growth. That boom reflects the growing trend of conscious consumerism…

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