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Friday, 14 June 2013
Eco-housing in Skye
Kevin McCloud was up in Skye last week and getting rhapsodic about turf roofs:
Series 8 | Episode 2 | Skye
Ever since she was a teenager, artist Indi Waterstone
has dreamed of building a house inspired by nature. Now, along with partner
Rebecca, she's going to do just that, in one of the most remote and beautiful
landscapes in Britain - the Isle of Skye.
The plan is to build something totally different from
the traditional white-washed stone buildings that dot the island. Their new
home will be an architect-designed miniature jewel.
They've scrimped and saved for years to raise every
penny for the build - but making it happen will mean taking on the savage
weather, as well as the sceptical locals.