“Much like the liquor that once swilled around inside their wooden casks, the barrel houses at Findhorn ecovillage have matured nicely in their surroundings.
“Constructed out of giant whisky vats, the homes were the first permanent dwellings to be built at the famous spiritual community which today supports more than 500 residents.
“The idea to repurpose the barrels came from Roger Doudna, an American resident whose connections with Findhorn stretch back four decades.
“I thought it was a fairly innovative exercise in recycling,” explains Doudna, who built the first prototype in 1986.
“Four more barrel houses followed and today, the 30-acre site has dozens of permanent dwellings on the site of a former caravan park where Findhorn founders Peter and Eileen Caddy and Dorothy Maclean moved in 1962.”
Read the full story by Matthew Knight, CNN….