Cork Oak House

Cork Oak House

"Creating an ultra-low impact dwelling with low-carbon materials and technologies, whilst also creating new habitats for local wildlife"

This website has been developed to provide a more accessible summary to the local community who may not want to navigate the full planning application and it’s not-very-user-friendly format. It’s also for anyone who is interested in some of the topics we have thought about and who would like to share their thoughts.

When we first spoke to Studio Bark about our ambition to build a low-impact and sustainably-built home, we could not have envisaged the full breadth and depth of the learning process we were embarking on; Whole Lifecycle Carbon, the circular economy, smart energy management, unique build systems to ghost ponds, heritage orchards, wildlife regeneration and hibernacula. For 2 years we have been developing our ideas with Studio Bark and other experts and are on the point of submitting our application. We believe that this house, on this site, could push the boundaries of what can be achieved in terms of truly sustainable development.