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Another side of seasonal living.

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almost home


Another side of seasonal living.

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territory / ecosystem


41º85'33.58" 1º21'96.93"

territory / ecosystem


41º85'33.58" 1º21'96.93"

 

Behind the mountains that protect el Camp in the north side, there is a wide hilly country where pigs, cows, cereals and hay are grown. In this territory, spread little farm towns  form a net of rural communities. On the outskirts, there are many big sheds used to store the hay that will be eaten by the animals in the farms. They are full in winter, empty in summer.

Catalan law makes it very difficult to build a home in the countryside, even if you are a farmer. 

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needs


Around our farms, there are many barns which are only used in winter to store hay for cattle. Many people want to move to the countryside, but houses are either too expensive or too uncomfortable.

Hay storage cycle fits perfectly a home's insulation's needs: it has a huge thermal inercy in winter, and an excellent ventilation and big porch in summer. These barns could become homes where a collaboration between its dwellers and the farmers could be established.

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resources


air and hay

resources


air and hay

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plan/search


plan/search


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lifecycle


lifecycle