Arc Architects

This new shelter is the centrepiece in the renewal of the village park in Letham.  The project was led by the community, including the Secret Garden Outdoor Nursery, Monimail Community Council and North Howe Transition Toun.

The shelter walls were built of mudwall, a mix of clay and straw, by Little & Davie Construction assisted by volunteers including Letham Primary School and the Nursery.  The roof of oak shingles over a larch structure was built by Paul and Tom from Arc.

The shelter was designed to provide a robust and long-lasting structure that would be fun to build for children and pensioners as well as professional builders.  By fundraising and building together, the project has fostered community cohesion as well as appreciation of traditional and ecological buildings techniques.