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Cae Mabon - An Eco-Retreat Centre in North Wales

By Lloyd Kahn  

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"…There was a lot of chainsaw work involved in notching and grooving the logs so they fitted together perfectly to keep the wind and rain out. Putting together the corbelled roof – continuously crossing the angles to gradually bring the roof towards the centre and cover the space – was a fascinating process. Later we covered the roof with ‘biscuits’ of straw to take out the steps and to add insulation. Then we added a rubber pond liner and a special felt to protect the pondliner. And finally we put up the turf, taken from the meadows of Cae Mabon.…"
Discovered by Lew Lewandowski