Monday, 5 October 2009

Centre for Alternative Technology

It's been a busy and very interesting weekend as I visited the Centre for Alternative Technology in mid Wales. It felt like a bit of a pilgrimage visiting CAT as I've heard such a lot about it from my straw bale building friend. It was also a good opportunity to fact find in readiness for one day having my own eco friendly house.

What an amazing place it was and situated in some lovely, almost alpine like scenery. From the centre car park you travel by a steep cliff railway up to the main site, this was hydro powered. The site itself is about 7 acres and packed with displays and demonstrations of solar, wind power, wave power, straw bale building, timber frame, recycling, organic gardening etc. Too much to mention so will put a link to the CAT website.
There's a great shop with a fantastic selection of books but not enough time to look at them.
My photos are fairly self explanatory, the slightly abstract one with coloured circles is recycled bottles pushed into a wall.

Whilst in this part of Wales, managed a quick look in the nearby town of Machynlleth which looked nice and had MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) but I didn't get to look as closing time was approaching.
As with most things, too much to do in too little time!

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