When Elsa was little she used to call the farmhouse "we home". To be fair, if it's as tough to learn nominative pronouns as it is to explain I'm surprised she ever got it right ("I'm me to me and you're you to me, but, to you, you're me and I'm you"). She did of course, but "we home" is so lovely it kind of stuck. Perhaps it should really be "we wagon fort" as it's actually just a collection of old vehicles parked next to each other to create a series of connected "rooms".
No, you're right: "we home" is much better.
(IT'S NOT A HOUSE, IT'S A DEN.)
The first part of "we home" to arrive was the horse lorry. This was followed by the camper van and the two old bale trailers and then the whole lot was covered in reclaimed pallet wood (the diagram on the left illustrates how the vehicles are arranged beneath the cladding and there's a gallery of "construction" photos at the bottom of this page). Including everything (solar and electical systems, heating and hot water systems, all building materials and the vehicles) it has cost around £25,000 to build so far. This is still a lot of money, but most of it will be reused to make the permanent house (when we can find the time and money to build it), and it's still a real bargain when we think about what we've got. Nothing's level and I doubt there's a single decent right angle in the place, but we're warm and dry and have everything we really need.
We've never really wanted an ostentatious status home. We don't want a mansion that can be seen for miles. We're more than happy to merge with nature and disappear into the landscape and that's exactly what we're trying to do. Yes, you'll definitely be able to find some people who'll claim our farm is ruining the entire mountain and, yes, you can still see us clearly if you're in a helicopter, but for all those who aren't blinded by rage or flying overhead, this is what our farm looks like from the nearby Commons Land (this picture was taken in mid February when the screening by vegetation is lowest) >>