At Eweleaze farm where we camped this summer, the main farm building was roofed in glass solar slates. Installed in 2003 they looked a fantastic alternative the the rectangular Photovoltaic panels commonly used. Solar thermal tiles, producing hot water rather than electricity, are far more efficient than photovoltaics. Ideal for conservation projects, I am keen to use them in the North West.
We've just returned after a week at the eco-friendly Eweleaze campsite in Dorset, with spectacular views over the Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, Portland and Weymouth.
Day 1 we explored the campsite, private beach, straw bale soft play, composting loos, solar showers, farm animals aplenty (9yo and 6yo walked the sites dogs twice a day come rain or shine for the length of our stay-ingenious) Day 2 we explored Portland and the history of Portland stone. Day 3 pizza night from the sites wood fired pizza van. Day 4 gave us a spectacular red arrows display (2 days before we received the sad news of the crash) Day 6 day trip to Corfe Castle
Day 6 one of the guests arrived by helicopter. Various celebs were seen wandering round the campsite.
After years of studying Poundbury, we finally visited the place in a rainy summers day.
Poundbury is Prince Charles' vision of Britain brought to life. Masterplanned by Leon Krier, with not a modern 'carbuncle' in sight. Poundbury was conceived 20 years ago as an extension to Dorchester. Built on Farm Land, the site now houses over 500 dwellings. Unfortunately most are second or even third homes, the streets were eerily quiet. The feel of the village was not dissimilar to Portmerion.
Designed by Ben Pentreath the Duchy's architect you can view his website here http://www.benpentreath.com/
Building is expected to continue to 2024.
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