Poustinia Project

Poustinia Project



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Our strawbale eco roundhouse in the woods, architectually designed with a reciprocal roof, is now complete! Thanks to everyone who has helped.  We are calling our roundhouse a ‘poustinia’, to reflect the fact that it is a simple shelter in a quiet place, for use by day and/or night, usually by one solitary person, to enjoy a minimal existence in nature.

The site, within the wonderful grounds of Llansôr Mill, has been chosen with great care, at the edge of our wood, in a private space with far-reaching views.  It is minimally furnished and intended for simple use.

The concept comes from the Orthodox tradition and has recently become more popular in the West. Simplicity will be the key theme of our poustinia, with visitors to it bringing their own focus of attention.

Contact us with any enquiries you have about its use.