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DofE Eco Base Camp - NEW IN 2022 

Our New DofE Eco Base Camp is expected to be up and running by mid 2022. The proposed building is being designed by York architect and Passivhaus Designer Phil Bixby / Constructive Individuals. It’s a compact building that aims to minimise its impact on the woodland setting, using larch cladding and a green roof to sit comfortably among the trees, providing pleasant indoor spaces and external shelter for a wide range of activities. It has been designed as a timber structure to minimise embodied carbon, and the Passivhaus PHPP energy design tool is being used to minimise heating requirements and allow zero-carbon operation throughout the year. While being practical, the building also uses daylighting and views to bring light and connection to the natural surroundings and to create a place that will add to the pleasure of camping in this wonderful setting.