Woman Builds £1000 Tiny Earthen Home To Live Close To Nature In Welsh Woods

This weeks episode takes to the wild woods of Wales, where a remarkable woman has chosen to live close to nature a £1000 tiny earthen home, with no running water, electricity, or internet.

To many of us, this may seem like an extreme lifestyle choice, but for Emma, this way of life is all about building a closer relationship to nature while also creating a lifestyle where she is free of the pressures of the modern world. Her simple home is beautiful, cosy and warm. is collected from a spring fed stream which runs by her house, and at night, candles and a fire light her home.

Emma’s story is a wonderful reminder of just how little we actually need life, and perhaps also a reminder of how much of ourselves that we need to sacrifice in order to obtain the things we do have. I hope you enjoy her story and the video tour of her very special, very simple home.

Find more about this tiny and others on our website: https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/woman-builds-1000-tiny-earthen-home-to-live-close-to-nature-in-welsh-woods/

Presented and Produced by: Bryce Langston
Camera: Rasa Pescud & Bryce Langston
Editing: Rasa Pescud

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  1. This weeks video is something a bit special. Visiting Emma and her beautiful earthen house was a wonderful reminder of how simple and beautiful life can be. I hope you enjoy! With love, Bryce & Rasa

  2. I can’t imagine the smell…I’d have to have a gas-mask from the horseshit, as well as for the fire. I’d be worried about that roof falling in at any moment. BUT i’m glad this works for her. Hobbit/Witch -life FTW! (I mean this in a kind way, I’m not putting her down it’s a LOT of work for her to keep that up and somewhat livable. It seems that I could collect a few potions, spells, and medicinal earth stuff from her 😉 ) FYI, without the very technology she avoids, even electricity and other stuff, she’d never be in the public eye. Cheers.

  3. Had the pleasure of visiting Emma and her wonderful home last year. A truly amazing energy and space. So much peace and simplicity. She’s an amazing woman.

  4. Merci, j’ai adoré la visite de la Maison d’Emma, quel bel exemple . Une longue vie heureuse à cette belle dame. A bientôt.

  5. Not sure how I feel about this. Seems like it’s taken to the ridiculous. Although it seems like a low impact, worthwhile existence, you forget she’s still dependent on everyone else to maintain her lifestyle. The NHS when she’s Ill, or Police to deter any vandals, utilities for her mobile phone (presumably she has a way of communicating with her children / grandchildren) and all this can only exist by people working in tandem. There’s also the fetishising of poverty by the wealthy while people are actually living like this in the 3rd world.
    People can live any way they wish but I don’t believe this is any more pious than someone living in a community and contributing to that community.

    However, pleased to see a tiny build in the UK ?

  6. swept up in the modern world …well not many could go this basic… you can go off grid with some luxuries such as running water and solar and a fridge…

  7. ‘I created a parallel reality; one I wanted to live in’. This has completely blown me away. She’s done it. A visionary. This was brilliant. Thanks Bryce.

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