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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How to get planning permission : the Bulworthy Project

Anna and Pete Grugeon of the Bulworthy Project share their experiences and advice for anyone seeking to gain planning permission for an off-grid, self-build home. Read more …

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