We think this woman is amazing – and we’d kindly ask you to vote in a ’30 second’ poll that will give her National recognition. Watch the video of her amazing cottage (link below), and please, take a few seconds to vote. UTT recommended a friend (without her knowledge) for a ‘Heritage Angel’ award – […]
We’re fans of vernacular architecture – and have published/ helped produce a few books ourselves on the subject (Welsh/Irish interest). We’ve an interest in vernacular architecture from any country, and obviously Wales. Here’s a list of books from a country that we have a particular soft spot for – Ireland. Ireland has a peculiar relationship […]
We’re such HUGE fans of traditional Scandinavian buildings, yet despite several visits we’ve never managed to find the right UTT in Sweden (or Norway, Faroes, Iceland, Finland… but we love them all!) So we’re building one nearer to home. We want to have it in distinctive the distinctive red oxide paint…but modern paints available in […]
The Cobbler’s children are always the worst shod, they say…and we’re probably guilty of not photographing our own home like we do the UTT cottages – so here’s a few interior shots of UTT HQ – built in 2017
Such a handsome city!
Around Eccleston on the Eaton Park estate nr Chester. Mostly constructed 1860 to 1900
This sorry pile of blocks has been sitting on a beautiful piece of land overlooking the Atlantic for a decade…one of the many projects that froze as the ‘Celtic Tiger’ collapsed in Ireland around 2007. The house was never completed, but eventually the developers who owned it sold it on, and now we hope to […]
we took a boat over to Gola island in Donegal to see how the vernacular cottages were faring – we go every year to check on them 🙂