Want to see it in action or try cooking something in it? Join us at Saffron Acres for a relatively low key Halloween-Harvest type fun day on Saturday the 18th of October from about 12 noon onwards. More details about the event at the end of the post, however, let’s finish the building first…
Here’s a fun fact: There are more ‘people-living-in-caves’ today, (maybe 40 million) than there were in ‘caveman times’ (say, 1 million in 70,000 BC)
So what is “Yaodong”? It translates to ‘house-cave’, and many residents are pretty happy with these earth-insulated, often off-grid dwellings. Read more here (LA Times) and here (Travel China Guide). A very quick weekend post here from LESSBIG! See you again soon.
LESSBIG attended 1 day of a 2 day course, run by The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) in Slawston, Leicestershire on the 30th of April. There were a number of very informative talks and some hands-on repairs of an earth walled stable block.
Read on for lots more pics and notes: