Thursday, 18 March 2010

Showering In The Woods

The new camping pitches in the woodland workshop are all level and seeded and once everything has grown back will be ready to go.

The (luxury!) loos have been in action for some time now, which just leaves the shower to finish off before guests start camping this year.

The sculptural willow walls that we made for our old woodland workshop at Mangerton House attracted many positive comments, and it was with this in mind that I decided to make a woven willow shower here at Higher Holditch Farm.  We started by heading off to Malcolm Seal's to harvest some of his pollarded willow (I hope that ours will look like this in a few years time) and enjoyed a beautiful spring day cutting the pollards and some poles for the structure.  I hope that the pictures speak for themselves.

We have now finished the  main structure (although we do need to address quite how see through it still is) and the next stage is to fit the shower itself and some reclaimed flagstone floor, as well as an oak floor in the undercover section.  I can't wait to have my first hot shower in the woods, looking up at the trees and hopefully in the rain!

In time the poles should take root (like the main workshop poles) and create a lovely leafy open shower for all our staying guests to enjoy. There's ample room for two in there but I probably shouldn't encourage that!

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea, thanks for sharing this. It looks great.