Nick wanted to construct a greener alternative to traditional house building methods and built his home out of straw bales.
Topped with a turf roof adorned with wild flowers and an ever watchful cat Nick Morrison’s Orkney Straw House in Orphir overlooks Scapa Flow.
The Old House, as it was known, with one of my cousins standing in the doorway – probably in the 1960’s.
Peedie video from Nick
Nick gave the audience an informative and fascinating account of how to build a house using the straw bale technique.
Free tour on Sunday 10th September – first bus leaves at 12 noon from Tesco car park booking required
The Straw bale house features a turf roof.
“For the past 3 weeks Nick Morrison has shared his story of building his house of straw in Orphir, Orkney in this final installment what went wrong…”
“Speed of construction. This is very fast so much so that the term ‘baling frenzy’ has been coined”