Scotland Earth Lodge Findhorn Foundation

Construction
The Earth Lodge was worked as an eight beam Reciprocal Frame design using larch poles with a minimum diameter of 200mm.

The lodge was built on the previous site of a sweat lodge pit which was further excavated to provide reasonable headroom in the lodge. The sides of the pit were sculpted to approximately 15° degrees to vertical and then retained by sandstone slabs.

The beams were given concrete block footings to prevent rot.

The array was to be boarded with 50mm thick green hardwood sarking boards nailed to the beams with 125mm nails.

Over this a waterproof membrane was laid and then covered with turf to allow the lodge to dissolve into the landscape.
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