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July 2010

A new life for the roundhouse

Posted by Chris Owen on 30 July 2010
Celebrating with everyone
What did I put in the burial by the entrance? Find out next week.
The first fire in the new look Moel y Gaer
Welcome - the first visitors to my new home!

Who is smiling on the newest roundhouse in Wales, today? Dafydd and his construction team step back after months of work to celebrate at our mini and informal opening of the latest Moel y Gaer roundhouse. They are congratulated. I've formulated a ritual for the opening. Thanks for joining us at our special event, we all hope you enjoyed following the history of the roundhouse.

Official Opening of the Roundhouse

Posted by Ian Daniel on 27 July 2010
Ian Daniel outside Moel y Gaer
Outside the new look Moel y Gaer
Finished thatched roof
Thatched roof
Creating a vent in the roof
Creating a vent in the roof
Reed bundles
Reed bundles can be removed to create ventilation
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We've almost finished the roundhouse. Dafydd and the team have thatched the roof and as you can see we've experimented with the design by creating a small vent for the smoke. I hope this will work but time will tell when we light our first fire! I need to limewash the interiors and then we're all done. We will be celebrating all the hard work this Saturday. If you are around join us at 3pm for the official opening in the 'Celtic Village'. Thanks to everyone for their support and interest in this project over the last four months and to the volunteers, Dylan Hammond and Lauren Parfitt, who have helped us.