Eco-Build Open Day

2 June 2011

We're just putting the finishing touches to Lowen, our new eco-build.

We're just putting the finishing touches to Lowen, our new eco-build. It features a variety of renewable technologies, including photovoltaic panels, solar thermal and ground source heat pump and has been constructed using reclaimed timber with straw walls. If you fancy having a look round and finding out how we built it, come along to our Open Day on Thursday 2 June.
We'll be doing tours every hour from 11am, (but you're welcome to turn up anytime between 11am-5pm) and there will be light refreshments available.
We hope to see you there! You can find full directions of how to get here on our website
For more information about Lowen, go to
Give us a call on 01726 72128 if you have any queries.

About Lowen
Lowen’s a zero carbon, energy self-sufficient house. It uses energy from the sun and ground to provide electricity, heating and hot water to the house (as well as sending surplus electricity back to the grid).

It’s been built using straw bales, a variety of reclaimed materials, (including the huge timber beams that are a focal point of the property, which came from the old St Lawrence’s Hospital in Bodmin), and some exciting modern technology!

To find out more about how we built it and the materials we used, take a look at our ‘Building Lowen’ blog ( You can see our weekly updates along with descriptions and of photographs of different stages of the build.

Decor, furnishings and fittings
Lowen’s been decorated and furnished to a very high standard in keeping with the ‘Bosinver style’. We don’t have photos of what it’s like inside just yet, but we’ll be posting them on the website soon, so watch this space…

Where possible, all the furnishings are eco-friendly and/or recycled and locally sourced.  The décor includes artwork and furniture by Cornish artists and craftspeople.  And we haven’t even mentioned the cows yet…

It’s hard to describe the feeling you get when you walk into Lowen. Words don’t do it justice – you really have to see it.  It’s earthy and organic, almost as if it might have grown out of the ground.  It’s this feeling that inspired Pat in terms of the décor. “Mother Nature’s brilliant at putting colours together.  She’s done it already, so just I’ve borrowed her palate.”

Lowen at a glance
·    Sleeps 8
·    WiFi available in the house
·    42″ LED wall-mounted TV with Sky
·    Sheltered patio with outdoor furniture and fire pit
·    Shed for storing bikes and logs
·    Ground floor fully accessible with wetroom, grab rails, wide doorways and parking alongside
·    Electricity and heating courtesy of Mother Nature

Lowen’s available to book online now for holidays from 10th June 2011. If you’re interested in staying there this summer, then we’d recommend you try book soon, as we’re getting lots of enquiries….