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We built a house:

Birdtrek HQ was acquired some years ago as two pony paddocks, divided with a watermill leat, and bordered with on one side with the River Gwili and the other side by a private railway.

We undertook the house project without any building knowledge. With reference to books and looking at other properties, a split level design was decided upon. Despite never having laid concrete blocks before, we managed to succeed in building the shell. The children and friends helped with the roof. A few weeks in Technical College mastered the plastering skills. Carpentry and fixings were trial and error.
While building our home we made aviaries and enclosures, and sculptured the landscape around us and enhanced it with trees and shrubs.

Building the House ....