LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TIMBER FRAME TEAM BEHIND TY PREN
Our team are a down to earth and friendly bunch. We love working with like minded people to create beautiful and sustainable buildings.
After working on various earthen constructions in South America I came to Wales to learn about the different methods of natural building that were being implemented here. Whilst helping Chris and Erica build their straw bale home at Rhiw Las, I saw a roundwood timber frame for the first time – a Tŷ Pren frame. I was inspired, and made it my mission to learn how to timber frame. I found opportunities to learn volunteering with one timber framer and working for another, which gave me my first experiences using traditional mortise and tenon joinery with roundwood larch poles. I was delighted when the chance arose to work with the Tŷ Pren team and I got stuck in on a King Post Truss Frame for Dance Camp Wales. This was an amazing experience for me and I learnt many things from everyone on the build. The Tŷ Pren cooperative are enabling me to carve out a livelihood doing what I love – using natural materials, hand tools and human power to build environmentally positive homes, that are aesthetically stunning, healthy and affordable.