Lammas Low-Impact Initiatives
The Lammas Tir y Gafel eco hamlet is under construction in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. The low impact design involves a combination of green technologies, permaculture cultivation methods and natural building techniques. Their proposal under the LCCC included developing eco-smallholdings for 9 families, a campsite and a community hub building.
The community at Tir y Gafel is completely off-grid and residents need to demonstrate that they are able to meet 75% of their household needs directly from the land within 5 years as a condition of their planning permission. The aim is to combine land-based livelihoods with carbon-neutral housing while also developing a replicable model of integrated rural sustainable development.
The Lammas organization exists to support the development of ecovillages in West Wales.
I think the community on site is in a sense quite a strong community really and everyone feels they can get in touch with anyone else to ask for things and things like that.”
Tir y Gafel resident