This project involves the design and build of a round hut in the Pentland Hills. Civic Soup are working alongside Youth Vision, a charity providing young people (aged between 10-21) with an alternative to formal education. By working, eating and playing together on a rural farm the young people connect to the natural environment and learn to take ownership of their actions.
The hut design is derived from a roundhouse, which will introduce another traditional style of construction in addition to the charity’s existing stone farmhouse. We will investigate various techniques and materials that are sourced locally and available to us.
As well as working with young people enrolled on programmes at Youth Vision, we are inviting enthusiastic volunteers from the community to join the open design & build process.
Sample construction techniques for the Harhut