Feildbarn: revolutionary (and invisible!) rural regeneration: an innovative solution for the re-use of thousands of redundant field barns in the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. A free-standing 'eco-pod' is inserted into a repaired barn, providing holiday accommodation and a source of income to the rural economy. It is built from low-tech materials, generating employment and training opportunities in construction and conservative repair at a local level.
Many thousands of field barns stand derelict across the UK. FCBStudios’ Creative Re-use Studio has developed a scheme which both conserves these historic structures and provides a sustainable use which contributes to the local economy. Our team is experienced in dealing with regeneration projects combining the sensitive re-use of historic buildings with cutting edge sustainable design.
The initiative has been made possible through the development of working partnerships with English Heritage, the Historic Farm Buildings Group and the Yorkshire Dales National Park,