Monday, August 7, 2017

Facilities 4th sawdust toilet and rainwater collecting . J.Way Video

Collecing rainwater.
Recycled shutters and doors for walls.
Recycled water boiler for rain collection.
Recycling bins.
Limited drinking water here but refil spring water at tap in lane.

Butterflies Moths Insects

Green shield bug

Butterflies seen in our woodlands:- peacock, large and small cabbage white, 
common blue, orange tip, small tortoiseshell, red admiral, comma, etc.

Dunfermline Duloch Park and Fife Leisure park

Breakfasts from around 8.a.m.


Pizza delivery Duloch Park Dunfermline 01383 726999

also at Whimbrel Place, Duloch, Dunfermline:-

Lidl supermarket,  fish  and chips, Subway, etc.

Fife Leisure Park:-

Nandos chicken, Chinese buffet, Mexican, Dobbies cafe, et

Friday, March 31, 2017


Spring water
Available opposite reception.
No mains water.
You can also bring your own and a container to refil.

Tested by Fife Council.

One of the key benefits of natural spring water is that 
it comes from water that flows to the surface from a clean underground water source.
Thus, the water is considered to be free of most contaminants
typically found in drinking water.
It also contains a level of minerals that is beneficial to health. 
Mineral-rich water will usually have a neutral or slightly alkaline pH.

 (last reading pH: 7.8, tds: 295 temp.6c)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Glamping Tree Lodge

Set in the woodland on the site of the old badger hide,
 so ideally placed to watch for them!

Drone photo

Built mostly of larch from Scottish Wood, Oakley
 and found windows

Sleeps 6 in 2 double beds (new Ikea mattresses)

and a full size double studio couch.

Pull out dining table for 6

Well equipped kitchen

Prices worked out per individual booking but basically £25 per person,
first night. Minimum occupancy £80.
Possible reductions for 2nd night, pre teens and regulars.
Bedding can be hired at £8 per person for the whole number of days.
Visitors have to be checked in
(names, car reg, etc.)

Decorated with 100 maps from gumtree

Wood stove

                                                 Off grid, bring camping lanterns.

East balcony

                                                      Outside 2 burner gas stove
                                                            and washing up area


Camp fire area

Environmentally friendly compost toilet, 20 metres.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Facilities - C0mpost toilet

Recycle bins

Toilet and washing up area.

Built to trees.

"The system is extremely simple. 
One bucket inside a wooden frame covered with a toilet seat. 

                                Each time a person ‘visits’ the sawdust toilet, sprinkle sawdust,
                                                                  then close the lid ".

                                                     It's emptied at least once a day.
                                                                  It doesn't smell. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Glamping - camping tree lodge. Construction

Refurbished doors for stove

Balcony overlooking fields

Windows, doors & larch cladding


On the site of the old badger hide

Will be a prime glamping construct for badger watching

Steps of Larch and Oak
courtesy regular campers

Path to tree lodge

Stilts  for sliding roof boards
like a travois

Friday, April 1, 2016

Glamping - Hut. Booking

The Oak and iron Hut


Recycled from Oak and an Anderson shelter
(2nd world war air raid shelter)

Sleeps 2. Either 2 singles or a double.
£35 for the 1st night.
Visitors must be checked in, names, car reg., etc.

Inside is 6' long x 5' wide, then the balcony is 8' long.

Insulated inside.

Bed spacer used to make double bed

or 2 single beds

or 1 bed up for more sitting space

 With your own sheets, pillows and duvet 
or hire at £8 per person.

Gas rings, kettle, pans, cutlery, plates, etc.
Situated in the woodland, with camp fire area.
25 metres to compost toilet.
No room for woodburner in this constuct but
stoves in all the others.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Camping Tin Hut - In the making

Using salvaged lawnmower tyres 

Dismantling an old Anderson air raid shelter

to transport to a pitch

and re-assemble

work Experience for some regular campers!


 Back shutters

Bed/seat, either up or down

Will sleep 2 on either singles or a double bed

Oak floor boards, sanded and a layer of polish

Stockholm tar and varnish


More details soon