January was totally consumed with completing my thesis entitled "Energy Assessment of a straw bale building", based of course on the Cabin. The results of the thermal testing are very encouraging. As soon as I get the thesis converted to pdf format, it will be available on the website.
This is a photo from the recent cold spell. On one night, the temperature fell to -7 oC but the temperature inside was still 10 oC without any heating or occupants. January and February have been very quiet but bookings are starting to come in now.
In January we featured as a top 10 eco break in the BBC's Countryfile magazine and last week I went to talk about the Cabin at the Ecobuild exhibition in Earls Court. We will be holding another open day in April at the Cabin and hope to start building the family size straw bale holiday cottage very soon - more to follow!