Aug
20
2017
Anna & Pete Grugeon

How we designed and built our own off-grid home in the woods

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Anna & Pete Grugeon's off-grid house in the woods

Two years ago, we blogged about Anna and Pete’s experience in obtaining planning permission for a self-built, off-grid home in the woods in Devon. Here’s the story of what they built and how they power and heat it. Read more …

Aug
18
2016
Anna & Pete Grugeon

Career change? There are not enough charcoal-makers to satisfy the demand for home-produced charcoal

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Want to learn how to become a charcoal maker? Now's the time!

We interview Pete Grugeon of the Bulworthy Project, who explains that there’s a gap in the market – with not enough charcoal burners to satisfy the demand for locally-produced charcoal. Read more …

Sep
4
2015
Anna & Pete Grugeon

How to preserve pork on a smallholding

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In 2014 we had pigs for the first time. Up until then we had only had chickens. We don’t have a freezer in the woods and where you can eat a chicken before it goes off at fridge temperatures, a pig requires preserving. Read more …

Aug
3
2015
Anna & Pete Grugeon

How to get planning permission for an off-grid, self-build home

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This article is based on our experiences of the planning system at Bulworthy Project and the experiences of our friends. Neither of us had any interaction with the planning system before setting up Bulworthy Project. As part of setting up the project, we have applied twice Read more …

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