Pedalhaus Tour de Kent

IMG_1370AECB Members took to their bikes on a sunny 22nd August to visit three straw bale buildings.

The first building was complete – an eliptical building with passivhaus levels of airtightniess and totally hand built. The second building visited was a 90% finished teaching block using load bearing bales with a PV roof and finally the cyclists arrived at an oak framed house under construction with straw bale infill walls being self managed.  IMG_1362The standard of cake and flapjacks provided by the three hosts set a new benchmark for Pedalhaus Kent which will be hard to surpass.  The buildings were also interesting, especially the cool interiors considering the weather was up to 30 degrees!

Next on the agenda for Kent Group is making Kent peg clay tiles on Romney Marsh – keep an eye on the Local Group page for more details.