New Sustainable Eco-Pod for Dartington Estate

By 20th March 2017articles, plymouth

The Dartington Estate welcomes a new sustainable structure thanks to the students at Plymouth University

Students from the University’s BA(Hons) Architecture and BA(Hons) Architecture Technology and the Environment courses divided up into 11 teams to develop the estates new ‘Tiny House’ that was unveiled at the end of February.

140 students have been involved in the creation of this new ‘eco-pod’ which has been created using materials from the 1,200 acre estate. The aim was to design a structure that should embody the values and principles of the estates emerging vision and strategy. It should also be an exemplar in sustainable construction and positively contribute to its surroundings.


The final design resulted in a two-storey structure which includes a separate living space and sleeping area. They also incorporated a skylight to ensure it can be lit by natural light but also the campers can enjoy the starry sky after dark.

The pod will be available for the public to rent later on this year and we can look forward to more projects between the University and the Dartington Hall Trust over the next three years.

To read more about the project and the people involved, click here.


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