"Woodland House" Builder Ben Law on Why Prince Charles Rocks


Ben Law's stunning woodland house and woodsman lifestyle, and his subsequent videos on how to build a roundwood timber-frame home, have become somewhat legendary in permaculture circles. Now Permaculture Magazine has a great interview with Ben Law in which he talks about building with wood, loving the land, the limited value of networking, and (perhaps surprisingly, for a back-to-the-land woodsman) his admiration and respect for Prince Charles:

I am not an advocate royalist, but Prince Charles has stood up and spoken out about his environmental beliefs. His 60th birthday speech was an amazing example of where he passionately put the case for 'Nature' and how he felt he must stand up for nature and give nature a voice. For someone saddled with the expectations and rigid lifestyle of royalty he has let his truth come through.

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