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Welcome to Cairngorms Eco House
The project is to build a new house on the site of an old ruin close to Wester Rynabeallich, Cromdale which is 5 miles from Grantown-on-Spey and 17 from Aviemore.
It is a stunning site in the Cromdale Hills within the Cairngorms National Park. This is the view the house will have onto the Cromdales:
We have been using a local architect, Ken Lawson from Ballindalloch to design the house and advise us.
Family (Ron, Geoff and Willie) building company, AW Laing of Grantown will build the property.
"We" is Abby, Patrick, Surya (2 yrs old) and Rohaise (2 months). We run a health and activity business based at Wester Rynabeallich, beallich.
Here is a view of the current ruin from the other direction:
The inspiration is to build a new 4 bedroom house using using eco-friendly materials and technologies at a reasonable cost. It will be more expensive to build than a conventional property but our view is that within a short period of time this type of property will be sought and it won't be "special".
We also wished to build a house that would fit into the landscape and in the future be useful for the local housing stock if and when we move out of the area.
To see how progress is going have a look at our news page.