· a person who shapes their shelter to suit their life – and the life of the planet
· a person who assists a sheltermaker
Enda Finlay is building himself an EconoSpace prior to building himself a house. Here is what he has to say …
“Our purpose for building the 10sqm EconoSpace was to provide us with an indoor space during the construction of our house. We also are looking forward to its future use as a summer house, guest bedroom, artist’s room, etc. We’re building the 10sq design. The plans were easy to follow and the simple innovations, such as the bench and the jig meant that manufacturing the main part was achievable. I love the bench and the jig ideas, once all the measurements have been sorted it becomes a really effective production line, very good systematic thinking!
Initially we will be using it as a site office/storage for tools, etc whilst we build our house…we won’t be living in it but using it as a refuge from the south-westerly wind and rains! Further down the line we’ll probably complete the internal walls.
It was great putting the pieces in places…a family and friends occasion too…possibly going to use sheeps wool insulation or some other reasonably priced sustainable one…I don’t have a good supply of marly-type clay for light straw…although we would eventually like to do the internal walls like that…
These are very adaptable spaces and structures, enthusiasm, hard work and a bit of skill will ensure your EconoSpace will evolve as you evolve.”
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