Pictures of Springhill, inside and out . . .

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Building, 2002

 Building site, October 2002
View to the church, October 2002
Photo: D Michael Creative Commons license

Living with the builders, 2004

 Building site
I open my door, April 2004
Photo: D Michael Creative Commons license

Common House, March 2004
Common House, March 2004
Photo: D Michael Creative Commons license

 The Street
View down the street, March 2004
Photo: D Michael Creative Commons license

Autumn 2004 - more photos

 I open my door too
I open my door too
Photo: D Michael Creative Commons license

 View under the studios
Car ports under the studios
Photo: D Michael Creative Commons license

 The magnificent two
The magnificent two
Photo: D Michael Creative Commons license

 Photo of the street littered with building materials
The street
Photo: D Michael Creative Commons license

 common house covered in scaffolding
The common house
Photo: D Michael Creative Commons license

 The green and the common house
The green and the common house
Photo: D Michael Creative Commons license

West down the street
West down the street
Photo:© A Caminada

The studios
The studios
Photo:© A Caminada

East flats
The East flats
Photo:© A Caminada

West terrace
The West terrace
Photo:© A Caminada

Flowers, wood and steel
Flowers, wood and steel
Photo:© A Caminada

 Back "Garden" of 9 and 10
Gardens beginning
Photo: N Ferguson Creative Commons license

 View from Brick Row
View from Brick Row
Photo: N Ferguson Creative Commons license

 View south in the living room
View south
Photo: Cynatech

 View south east from the balcony
View south east
Photo: Cynatech

Emerging from the mud

 Litle box monitoring electricity generation
Monitor showing electricity
generated by roof
Photo:© Environment Agency

 Gabions holding up the bank and tiled waterfalls
Gabions holding up the bank
and tiled waterfalls
Photo:© Environment Agency

the rill west end, with plants
A rill with water plants
Photo:© Environment Agency

Water cascades down tiled walls in between timber and stone gabions. Rills and swales collect and store the rain water allowing it to seep away before it can put an extra load on the local drainage system. The village green is shaped like a basin so it can fill up with rain when it is very heavy. Unpopular with the footballers, however.

 Bagsy not in goal
Their natural pose
Photo:© Environment Agency

 Residents in amongst the gabions
.... and theirs
Photo:© Environment Agency

 Peter Housden presents the sustainable communities certificate to the Springhill finalist, David Michael, Managing Director, Cohousing Company at the awards ceremony for the Deputy Prime Minister's Award for Sustainable Communities.
.... and his

" Springhill Co-housing in Stroud is the first
co-housing community in the UK and
is a model for future sustainable communities."
Deputy Prime Minister's Award Judges.

 Boy and chickens in the secret garden
Any eggs today?
Photo:© Environment Agency

 Inside, with computer
Any great ideas today?
Photo:© Environment Agency

View to the east, leafy grove with pedestrian street and our beautiful houses
View to the east Photo:© A Caminada

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