These are now part of Green Updates around Birmingham.
Work continues at the site, with a curious curved wall extending the house southwards, using compressed earth blocks. These unfired clay blocks use waste clay which is too earthy to make into bricks, and they have very low embodied energy.
www.zerocarbonhub.org, “established to make Zero Carbon homes a reality from 2016″, promises “a series of workshops across England in February 2009 to explain the definition and outline the likely changes it will have on the house-building industry”, including one in Birmingham on February 12th.
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December 2008: Work is two weeks ahead of programme!
After months of planning and coordination this truly unique build commenced on the 21st October after an ‘end of Fossil Fuels’ party to celebrate the disconnection of the gas supply.